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Dylan.747

Revo Sx

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Currently I have one combo. 7' Medium Vendetta 2 (moderate fast) 1/4-5/8 ounce lure w/ a Black Max 2. I understand that this reel will only last so long. So my question is should I purchase a Revo SX when I can? I am trying to put together a good looking all around bait casting combo. This is about the nicest reel I can afford, since I am a teenager trying to save as much as I can. My rod is not a problem because it can handle just about every lure in my arsenal. Any input is appreciated.

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i had a revo SX and returned it and picked up a Lew's bb1, which i like alot more...  if you want a great all around setup id suggest a medium heavy rod with a fast action.. 

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I've got a Gen2 SX, once I got used to it I really learned to like it a lot.

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I would personally rather have cent. brakes over mag brakes. I would opt for the Revo S and save a few bucks. On a better note if your gonna spend $160, your better off getting a Shimano Curado and be done with it.

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I would personally rather have cent. brakes over mag brakes. I would opt for the Revo S and save a few bucks. On a better note if your gonna spend $160, your better off getting a Shimano Curado and be done with it.

Don't let this guy change your mind, he'll just force feed you one way. There's nothing wrong with mag brakes, even though I'm not a huge Abu fan, the SX is the way I would go. You really can't go wrong with the 3 major company's (Daiwa, Shimano, Abu)

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I have the Gen. 2 Revo SX and it is a great reel. One of my favorite reels to use. 

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Dylan, unless you need another rod & reel, your current outfit will work just fine and probably last you longer than you think. As you have time to familiarize yourself with baitcasting equipment you will probably get a better idea of what you would like for a second outfit. As you grow into the sport it will also give you time to save your money and then purchase the tackle you really want. Or as followers of the "bait monkey" buy that combo you just have to have!

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I have recently purchased an SX and like it so far. It did pretty well considering I had a lake wind advisory of 15-20mph winds on Sunday. I also have a Gen3 Revo S and a couple of Gen2's. I think either model is great but that's just my opinion. I have a Silver Max and a Black Max as well. I just like Abu.

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I have a Revo SX and like it as much, if not more, than my STX. I also have a couple Black Max reels and after using nicer reels such as the SX, I don't know why I put up with cheaper ones for so long. If it was me, I'd buy the SX or a similar reel as soon as I could afford it, that way you'll get more use out of it and be much happier in the long run. Try looking on ebay or even consider a Revo S or Orra SX. Both these are miles ahead of the Black Max IMO. 

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Posted · Hidden by J Francho, February 12, 2013 - profanity

Don't let this guy change your mind, he'll just force feed you one way. There's nothing wrong with mag brakes, even though I'm not a huge Abu fan, the SX is the way I would go. You really can't go wrong with the 3 major company's (Daiwa, Shimano, Abu)

That's a little s_hitty don't you think?

I do believe he mentioned a cheaper and I'm opinion better Revo to start with.

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Posted · Hidden by Glenn, February 12, 2013 - No reason given

Don't let this guy change your mind, he'll just force feed you one way. There's nothing wrong with mag brakes, even though I'm not a huge Abu fan, the SX is the way I would go. You really can't go wrong with the 3 major company's (Daiwa, Shimano, Abu)

 

Not changing his mind, just pointing him in the RIGHT direction. :console:

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Well thanks to all for the input!

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I would personally rather have cent. brakes over mag brakes. I would opt for the Revo S and save a few bucks. On a better note if your gonna spend $160, your better off getting a Shimano Curado and be done with it.

Why do you believe a Curado is that much better than a Revo? I have used both for years and I don't feel that way at all.

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Why do you believe a Curado is that much better than a Revo? I have used both for years and I don't feel that way at all.

You may not, but I do. Severe fishing and maintaining my own reels has a lot to do with my decisions.

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You may not, but I do. Severe fishing and maintaining my own reels has a lot to do with my decisions.

I understand you do. I just ask why you feel that way. I also fish hard and maintain my own reels and I can't say that one is that much better than the other. Certainly not enough to advise someone to buy one over the other.

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Posted · Hidden by roadwarrior, February 12, 2013 - Lowering the heat

he doesn't have experience with other brands to give a true experience formed educated recommendation how one is over another.  he doesn't own or have any lews, revo's or daiwa's.  only people that have thoroughly fished with other brands can give real world recommendations on how one is over the other, otherwise its just his blindered opinion...

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Posted · Hidden by roadwarrior, February 12, 2013 - lowering the heat

he doesn't have experience with other brands to give a true experience formed educated recommendation how one is over another. he doesn't own or have any lews, revo's or daiwa's. only people that have thoroughly fished with other brands can give real world recommendations on how one is over the other, otherwise its just his blindered opinion...

Correction, I no longer own any Abu or Daiwas. Didnt even bother with purchasing Lews after using a few of friends. Your blinded opinion of me is due to your lack of knowledge of my fishing history. So make judgements at your own will.

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Posted · Hidden by roadwarrior, February 12, 2013 - obnoxious

I understand you do. I just ask why you feel that way. I also fish hard and maintain my own reels and I can't say that one is that much better than the other. Certainly not enough to advise someone to buy one over the other.

I just personally dont like the internal structure of the Abus. I dont like the pin brakes of the S, and the Mag brakes of the SX. As well as the Daiwas mag brakes. Im just not a fan of mag I guess, to finicky, not as easy to adjust and fine tune like cent brakes. The STX is just too much adj for me, I didnt care for having both, same as with the PQ. Now they were all great reels, but just didnt do it for me the way my Shimanos did, so there is why I stuck to my Shimanos, and will no longer waste my money trying to find something different.

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Posted · Hidden by roadwarrior, February 12, 2013 - obnoxious II

i stand by that opinion...you've said plenty for me to form that opinion...

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Posted · Hidden by roadwarrior, February 12, 2013 - well, I'm almost done

i stand by that opinion...you've said plenty for me to form that opinion...

Im happy for you.

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Posted · Hidden by roadwarrior, February 12, 2013 - Done I think

for sure you haven't owned any gen 3 revo's, only used someones lews(thats not real experience, only short opinion formed) & i can bet you've never owned any newer and/or higher end daiwas...but yet you think your some kind of expert on all of them brands, its laughable...

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I understand Gambler it is just a personal like or dislike.  Someone else said stick with Diawa, Shimano, or Abu and you can't go wrong.  My choice has been Shimano and Abu with the Abu line being my favorite. I have always thought Diawa was over priced. If the new generation of Lew's reels are as good as the original was they could be included as a brand to favor.

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Posted · Hidden by Glenn, February 12, 2013 - No reason given

for sure you haven't owned any gen 3 revo's, only used someones lews(thats not real experience, only short opinion formed) & i can bet you've never owned any newer and/or higher end daiwas...but yet you think your some kind of expert on all of them brands, its laughable...

Never said I was an expert, just giving my opinons, which Im entitled to. If you just wanna take personal jabs, well than be it.

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Okay guys...What was the question?

 

I realize it's the middle of winter, but take it outside.

Off topic commemnts and personnal attacks have

been removed and this thread is closed.

 

-Kent  a.k.a. roadwarrior

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