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Abu Garcia Revo S

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I've been using a baitcaster for a bout 2 years now. What kind of distance do you get when casting with the S?

Well today with some wind, using 3 brakes and a weightless caffeine 5" shad, I was getting 30-35 yards in an average cast.

Alot of your distance is going to matter on what rod your using and the weight of the bait. I have a medium fast 7' micro guide rod on mine and it loads very well. If you used a heavy action rod less than 6 foot for example, your distance will be short.

But if I could answer your question easier, the distance is awesome. Better than my two Gen 2 STX's

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i have four Gen 1's, a Gen 2 and a Gen 3. I love them all.

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Well today with some wind, using 3 brakes and a weightless caffeine 5" shad, I was getting 30-35 yards in an average cast.

Alot of your distance is going to matter on what rod your using and the weight of the bait. I have a medium fast 7' micro guide rod on mine and it loads very well. If you used a heavy action rod less than 6 foot for example, your distance will be short.

But if I could answer your question easier, the distance is awesome. Better than my two Gen 2 STX's

That's awesome, well like many teenagers I have a limited supply of money and it takes a while to save up for a new set up. I am looking for a workhorse of a reel that will last me a long time. An since I can only afford one rod at a time I plan on using my new reel in saltwater for the one or two weeks out of the year that I'm at the beach. I take really good care of the reels that I have and when I have enough money I will invest in an actual saltwater reel.

But I'm torn between two reels, the 5500 c3 and revo s. I know there is a big difference between the both but I lean tissues the s but my buddy has a 5500 and it feels awesome and I know for a fact that it's a workhorse and can hold up in the salt. My only concern with the 5500 is how much more difficult it will be to flip and pitch and a concern with the revo s is that even after good cleaning, that over time the salt will screw up the reel. I'm really torn and could use some input.

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The C3 has a proven track record no doubt. It's a tank that keeps going and going. I've never tried to pitch with a round reel. Sitting here thinking about it, it would be tuff with the small thumb bar.

The C3 is alot harder to adjust. You have to take it apart to adjust the breaks for wind, heavier or lighter baits etc. The Revo S is quick and easy. I have owned a C3. It was a great reel but didn't like the thumb bar and not being able to adjust the breaks.

Round reels don't fit me very well. I have small hands and the super low profile of the S fits me better.

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The REVO S is the best $129 you could spend. I have both the gen 3 S and the STX, and both are amazing reels. 

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The REVO S is the best $129 you could spend. I have both the gen 3 S and the STX, and both are amazing reels.

Which would you prefer?

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The STX is more versatile with it's dual braking system so probably the stx just because you could flip and pitch with it easier. You can't go wrong either way though.

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The REVO S is the best $129 you could spend. I have both the gen 3 S and the STX, and both are amazing reels. 

Agreed. For the 130 dollar mark, nothing compares

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Which would you prefer?

If I might jump in too, honestly I prefer the S. I don't use the mag breaks on my STX's at all. The S is super light too.

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Agreed. For the 130 dollar mark, nothing compares

Yeah, it's a great deal, I think the s is what I'm going to go with. What would be a good rod to pair the S up with? Thanks!

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Yeah, it's a great deal, I think the s is what I'm going to go with. What would be a good rod to pair the S up with? Thanks!

Depends on a few things.

What type of fishing? What type of baits and how heavy.

What's your budget

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VENDETTA! Great rods.

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Depends on a few things.

What type of fishing? What type of baits and how heavy.

What's your budget

I fish mostly for bass, I use all different lures but mostly hard baits, my weights range anywhere from 1/4 up to over an ounce. I would like to keep the budget at 100 or less.

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I fish mostly for bass, I use all different lures but mostly hard baits, my weights range anywhere from 1/4 up to over an ounce. I would like to keep the budget at 100 or less.

Sounds like a 6'6"-7' MH rod with a fast action would be the happy medium for you. Kind of a do all rod.

At the 100 dollar point, I like the Veritas micro myself.

Shimano makes the Sellus for 50-60 range. Berkley has the lighting shock for 40 ish. They are good rods and are sold at Walmart so you can test them out.

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Veritas micros at walmart.com for $70 all day. Great paired up with the S.

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Veritas or Vendetta!

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Would the veritas or the vendetta be a better fit for the s?

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Veritas is a better rod than the vendetta. Plus the veritas looks and feels great paired with the S. Great, great combo.

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Veritas is a better rod than the vendetta. Plus the veritas looks and feels great paired with the S. Great, great combo.

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I actually like the new Vendetta better than the Veritas. Feels better to me.

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I actually like the new Vendetta better than the Veritas. Feels better to me, more than my Shimano's

Wow guys he's really starting to come around!

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Wow guys he's really starting to come around!

 

I swear someone keeps hacking my account, lol

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Thanks for all of the help yall! I think i will go ahead make the move on the revo s and pair it up with the veritas.

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