Abu Garcia Revo Winch Baitcast Reel
faulty pin brakes?
I bought a new revo winch in feburary and couldnt wait to throw a big deep crankbait with it, sounded and felt in my hand like just the reel to do it with. unfourtunatly after alot of wasted time trying to get the brakes set i finally realized that everytime i cast the pin brakes would fly open on it and most of the time leave me with either a huge birdsnest or a 15 foot cast. the only way i've found to end this problem was to remove those brakes completly. i am a serious fisherman and yes i know my way around a baitcaster so this is no huge deal but its something i thought needed to be said. I've always liked abu garcia reels but the last two i've purchased have not been from them.
August 6, 2013
1 out of 2 I quess is not bad
I have 2 of the 2013 Revo Wenches. one works pretty fair and the other no matter what just will not cast . I took all the breaks off still no good. cast about 10 yards at its best. the other I can through it a country mile but it sounds like its going to fall apart reeling it back in. I bought them both brand NEW and I have cleaned and done everything to them. I have 12 more Revo's from the SX to the STX in 6 to 1 , 7 to 1 and even 8 to 1. I really like the Revo's .I plan on getting a couple of the new 9 to 1 they have came out with. Just don't know why the wenches are not working.......
June 1, 2014
I decided to buy myself a father's day gift and received this in the mail today. I've used baitcasters all my life, & even used my dad's "direct drive" model when I was very young, and all I can say about this new Revo Winch is WOW!!! When you want a reel that you can count on, everyone knows to buy an Abu Garcia, and this one is awesome. I own other low profiles but nothing as nice as this. I really love the large handle and the all around feel of it. It's definitely a keeper, and now I may save to buy another for myself as an early Christmas gift!!!
June 13, 2013
Revo Winch is a Beast!!!!
I bought this reel to use with a 7'10" MH KVD Tour Cranking Rod throwing deep diving crankbaits. This reel performs like a dream and has no problem handling a big SK 6XD crankbait.
The price tag is a little steep, but its well worth the money for casting big cranks and not working hard. Don't get me wrong, a BPS Pro Qualifier works fine for smaller cranks but the Revo Winch lives up to its name.
Abu Garcia is on top of its game as far as the Revo reels and Vendetta/Veritas rods. You won't be disappointed with this purchase!
August 31, 2013