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I have a Abu Garcia Revo STX and when I go to cast heavier lures such as 1/2 ounce and up I almost always get backlash. I don't think the problem is me because this doesn't happen with my Curados. One thing I have noticed is that when the spool tension knob is tightened all the way the spool still turns really fast. Where as on my Curados if I tighten the spool tension all the way the lure will not move at all and will take a very hard shake to get it to move. So is there something wrong with the spool tension knob of my Revo STX?

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i have 2 stx's right here on my desk,a 6.4:1 and a 7.1:1 and at 3/4 spool tension,it will barely go one full spool revolution.

take off the tension cap and make sure the black washer is in there first..

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got stx a week ago.......didn't cast anything heavier then 1/2 oz....but did cast 1/2 oz spinnerbait.....as far as I could (40 m) for like 8 hrs ....no bird nests....and I'm new to baitcsters ....my brakes settings were : 2 on 4 off on b.c and b.m. on min.

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Check the schemaitc and make sure all the shims are in place in the cap. From the sounds of it, it's definetely not right.

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got stx a week ago.......didn't cast anything heavier then 1/2 oz....but did cast 1/2 oz spinnerbait.....as far as I could (40 m) for like 8 hrs ....no bird nests....and I'm new to baitcsters ....my brakes settings were : 2 on 4 off on b.c and b.m. on min.

well I'm not going off anything you said because I don't believe it.

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well if you don't believe him,don't listen to me either!!! i can cast UNDER 1/4 ounce-1 ounce+ jigs,spinner/buzzbaits,poppers,t-rigs,etc with NO problem at all!

So..whats your question? you obviously have something wrong with your reel,but if you don't want to believe it,what can we say??

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well I'm not going off anything you said because I don't believe it.

Why?

Bought recently my 1st baitcasters....chronarch, curado , and revo stx....before I got STX I had a few hrs practice ......then went for fishing....all day.....with chronarch/15lb mono...a few backlashes , but nothing huge......then bought stx.....went for fishing...a first 30 min...couldnt cast too far....so I set the brakes as I said before...now is perfect I used power pro 50lb braid. I have 1 st tape after 45 m on my spool...and was almost there after a cast.

Got 1 bad bird nest (hook caught the wooden deck)....but thumb trick helped....with stx is really hard to take a bird nest at least for me.....maybe is something wrong with your reel?

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well if you don't believe him,don't listen to me either!!! i can cast UNDER 1/4 ounce-1 ounce+ jigs,spinner/buzzbaits,poppers,t-rigs,etc with NO problem at all!

So..whats your question? you obviously have something wrong with your reel,but if you don't want to believe it,what can we say??

me too I could cast senko ( I think it's 7g) weightless , wacky worm....pretty far without problem. Great reel. I was thinking a little about STX...or 2nd Chronarch but wanted to try other brand, I'm glad I did, But is too early to say which I prefer.Didn't try anything light with my Chronarch 200 series yet (like under 3/8oz).

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well if you don't believe him,don't listen to me either!!! i can cast UNDER 1/4 ounce-1 ounce+ jigs,spinner/buzzbaits,poppers,t-rigs,etc with NO problem at all!

So..whats your question? you obviously have something wrong with your reel,but if you don't want to believe it,what can we say??

Well he said he is new to baitcasters and claims he was basically a master and didn't get backlash on his first day using a baitcaster. I'm sorry but I don't think that is possible. Well I will probably just end up getting rid of the Stx I greatly dislike the reel and would much rather have an actual good reel like a Chronarch. With both my Curado 200e7 and my Curado 50e I have never had problems like with the Stx.

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if you don't like it send it to me, I will gladly take it off your hands. Never had an issue with mine.

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Well he said he is new to baitcasters and claims he was basically a master and didn't get backlash on his first day using a baitcaster. I'm sorry but I don't think that is possible. Well I will probably just end up getting rid of the Stx I greatly dislike the reel and would much rather have an actual good reel like a Chronarch. With both my Curado 200e7 and my Curado 50e I have never had problems like with the Stx.

1. read one more time maybe more what I wrote . for more understanding

2. never said that I'm master. ROTFL

3.Now I started to think that your stx is pretty ok, just you ......maybe you have problem with learning process...motor coordination.return stx to the store it's not for you-probably.

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1.Your an idiot

2.What is "ROTFL"

3.Never had any problems with my Curados. Abu sucks thus I will never be buying one again.

That is, you are, not your.

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The brake design on the Curado is very user friendly verging on "set it and forget it". The STX dual braking requires a little more adjustment when changing baits but once that's done they're a smooth and reliable reel. The cast control issue is worth looking into before writing off the reel but if the Revo just isn't for you, you'll have no problem moving it.

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Its likely your wrist. The revo I own casts great, but you have to be very smooth. You can't snap or flick it like with other, more forgiving reels.

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It sounds like the spool tensioner is not working correctly. I had a STX that did the same thing you are describing, no matter how tight you set the spool tensioner it still falls very quickly. My issue turned out to be the clicker inside the spool tensioner. The part of the clicker that holds the spacer had cracked and the spacer was not able to apply the proper amount of pressure.

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Its likely your wrist. The revo I own casts great, but you have to be very smooth. You can't snap or flick it like with other, more forgiving reels.

What Revo is that exactly? My Premier's can be cast smooth or with considerable force with no issues. Same braking system as the STX. My SX is much pickier, but that's not the subject here.

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It sounds like the spool tensioner is not working correctly. I had a STX that did the same thing you are describing, no matter how tight you set the spool tensioner it still falls very quickly. My issue turned out to be the clicker inside the spool tensioner. The part of the clicker that holds the spacer had cracked and the spacer was not able to apply the proper amount of pressure.

Agreed. Bummer, but it sounds like you got a bad reel. Pure Fishing is really good about taking care of stuff like this. Might want to give them a call before abandoning it. I have lots of Shimano's and Abu's. Both are great, but both have the occasional bad reel make it out the door.

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I personally dont like the STX, I went with the SX. Dual brakes is just too much, for me its one or the other, not both. I have a BPS Pro Qualifier, and I like it, but I dont like the braking system. There is nothing like the Shimano products (Curado, Chronarch), so I understand why you would rather have one of those.

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I used to think my Revo SX sucked also. Til i sent it in to DVT. Now it functions better than anything i own, thing is a beast.

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It sounds like the spool tensioner is not working correctly. I had a STX that did the same thing you are describing, no matter how tight you set the spool tensioner it still falls very quickly. My issue turned out to be the clicker inside the spool tensioner. The part of the clicker that holds the spacer had cracked and the spacer was not able to apply the proper amount of pressure.

Ok thanks for the help, now I am reassured it isn't my fault. How did you get it fixed? Did you return it or fix it yourself or get it fixed by a tackle shop?

I personally dont like the STX, I went with the SX. Dual brakes is just too much, for me its one or the other, not both. I have a BPS Pro Qualifier, and I like it, but I dont like the braking system. There is nothing like the Shimano products (Curado, Chronarch), so I understand why you would rather have one of those.

I think I really do like my Shimano reels better but I'm going to try and get the Stx fixed and give it another try.

I used to think my Revo SX sucked also. Til i sent it in to DVT. Now it functions better than anything i own, thing is a beast.

I will consider sending it to them.

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The brake design on the Curado is very user friendly verging on "set it and forget it". The STX dual braking requires a little more adjustment when changing baits but once that's done they're a smooth and reliable reel. The cast control issue is worth looking into before writing off the reel but if the Revo just isn't for you, you'll have no problem moving it.

Ok, I do think it just isn't the reel for me but I think I will get it fixed and try it again. If it is the problem the poster after you described how much would you charge to fix it?

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I'll go through the whole reel, clean/lube/repair for $16.20 ($18-10%) plus parts and shipping. PM, email or call if you have any questions.

Mike

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