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#16 zwhiten12

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Posted February 06 2013 - 11:08 AM

Is the sx worth te extra 30 bucks or just stick with the s?

#17 LgMouthGambler

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Posted February 06 2013 - 11:12 AM

SX is may only brakes. I would stick with the S.
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Posted February 06 2013 - 11:24 AM

I've owned four Gen 1's and one Revo Inshore - love them (still have 3 of them - 1 I lost overboard :( ). The new Gen 3's at $99 is a steal considering you can add a decent rod in the $75-100 range and have an awesome setup that will last you many years. I also have a couple Shimanos that are every bit as good as well, The key is finding a reel that not only feels good on its own, but pairs up well and balances well with the rod you plan on using.

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Posted February 06 2013 - 11:27 AM

Is the sx worth te extra 30 bucks or just stick with the s?

 

 

How much experience with a bait caster do you have?

 

The SX has mag breaks only. They are great for pitching and flipping, but an over all casting reel or work horse reel, I don't like them. They are also more difficult to use for a beginner.

 

The S has a sweet breaking system. You can fine tune it for any condition or application.



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Posted February 06 2013 - 12:03 PM

Great reel for the money. I have 2 of them that are Gen1 models and they are on their 7th year of abuse and still work great. I recently picked up a Gen3 model and from the little i've used it I have been very satisfied with it. 



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Posted February 06 2013 - 12:53 PM

I bought mine on sale back in '08.  It is one of the smoothest reels I have ever used.


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Posted February 06 2013 - 12:56 PM

Would you guys say the third gen is the best model ?



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Posted February 06 2013 - 01:44 PM

They are a great reel, maybe the best in it's price range. They are smooith and dependable. I have caught several Hybrids over 10 pounds and Flathead Catfish up to 40 pounds on mine out of the Ohio River.


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Posted February 06 2013 - 03:07 PM

Would you guys say the third gen is the best model ?


For look feel and extras yes they are better. As for it holding up to the abuse year to year, we won't be able to know for awhile. I bought mine the day the hit the market about 6-7 months ago. No issues with mine so far.

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Posted February 06 2013 - 07:25 PM

How much experience with a bait caster do you have?
 
The SX has mag breaks only. They are great for pitching and flipping, but an over all casting reel or work horse reel, I don't like them. They are also more difficult to use for a beginner.
 
The S has a sweet breaking system. You can fine tune it for any condition or application.



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

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Posted February 06 2013 - 08:09 PM

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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Posted February 06 2013 - 09:00 PM

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


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Posted February 06 2013 - 09:08 PM

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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Posted February 06 2013 - 10:56 PM

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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Posted February 07 2013 - 08:49 AM

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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