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Gen 3 Revo Sx Or Johnny Morris Sig Series?

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I'm planning on getting the sx at the classic sale next week but $114 is a pretty nice price for the JM sig series reel. I also like that the line retrieve on the JM 7:1 is 31" per rev vs the sx at 29. 

 

The sx is a lighter reel, but the JM feels pretty darn smooth with those high end bearings.

 

The sx is mag only, JM has both cent and mag.

 

The sx has a stronger drag but my PQ has never had an issue with drag strength.

 

I really want to stay with abu products especially since they have a 3 year no questions asked return policy.

 

What do you fine folks think.....?? Thanks

 

 

 

 

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I have an sx and a carbon black reel. I'm not sure what the difference is between the signature series and the carbon black besides looks. I've "super tuned" my carbon black and as much as I hate to admit it, it feels just as good, if not better, than the Revo. Before the tuning there was no comparison.

Other than the weight difference, it's a tough call.

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I own 10 JM reels, and several Diawa Zillion, a few Shimaono currado's, and in my opinion, the JM cannot be beat.  I would not purchase any other than a JM.  It has the dual brake system and it casts a mile.  I have one of the Basspro carbonlite reels, but honestly, I like the JM better. You can't beat a 10+ bearing reel for the money.

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If you're looking for a new Revo, get the S or the STX. I can't stand mag only reels, so I'm a bit biased I guess, but I do own both the new S and new STX and both are amazing reels.

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Maybe I don't know what I'm doing centrifugal brakes, but I prefer mags only.

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The brake system on the S and STX are pretty much fool proof. The STX is the best of both worlds for sure.

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I own the s but the only reason I'm looking at the sx is for the higher speed ratio for jiggin. The JM line retrieve is actually greater even though they are both 7:1. 31" vs 29" on the sx.

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The STX has a 8:0:1 gear ratio if you really want a high speed reel. The new SX has a different brake system than what my Gen 2 SX had. I never could get my SX dialed in and hated it, but my Black Max 2 which has the same brakes as a Gen 3 SX performed great so maybe it will be more user friendly. Good luck either way. The new SX is sweet looking.

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Is this reel for pitching and flipping only or are you going to use it for other things?

Reason I ask, is several guys I know love the SX mag break only for flipping and pitching only. Lots of drag and very strong.

I'm with T, I really can't stand a mag only reel for all around casting. To go along with T, the STX is a great reel. I have two gen 2's and they are tanks. There are still several gen 2's out there for 160 new.

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BPS JM reel is a great reel.  The JM reel isa little bigger and heavier then the SX but the JM reel is in my opinion a much better reel.  If you step up to the STX then their is no comparison the STX is far superior.

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Is this reel for pitching and flipping only or are you going to use it for other things?

Reason I ask, is several guys I know love the SX mag break only for flipping and pitching only. Lots of drag and very strong.

I'm with T, I really can't stand a mag only reel for all around casting. To go along with T, the STX is a great reel. I have two gen 2's and they are tanks. There are still several gen 2's out there for 160 new.

Yeah it's gonna be for pitching/flipping only.

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Yeah it's gonna be for pitching/flipping only.

Magnetic brakes are at their best IMO when used for pitching and flipping.   Magnetic brakes have the abiltiy to have an effect on the spool at much lower spool speed than do centrifugal brakes.  Centrifugal brakes obviously need higher spool speeds to deploy the tabs.   Magnetic brakes also have a lot more adjustability, so when at low spool speeds you can dial them in very precisely.   ABU does have the pitch centrifugal brakes which deploy at much lower spool speeds, but you do not have the same adjustability as magnetic.

 

I like the SX for pitching and flipping, it is not as strong as many others for distance type casting, but it is very good the mentioned technique.

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I love my gen2 SX, and would respectfully disagree that it isn't a great reel for distance casting, I can cast mine as far as any reel I own in fact. For flippin and pitching, it's a great choice too.

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I love my gen2 SX, and would respectfully disagree that it isn't a great reel for distance casting, I can cast mine as far as any reel I own in fact. For flippin and pitching, it's a great choice too.

I don't disagree with you on distance, they will absolutely cast as far as most other reels.  They do however lack the advantage of centrifugal brakesand their abilty to help control spool speeds at the begining of the cast.    While the SX will cast with the STX and Premier in most cases, typically you will find that you will have far less blow ups and less time spent with settings to adjust to conditions with one of the later.

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Went to Bass Pro today to do some pre classic sale scouting and I can definitely say that I'm going with the sx. The JM reel is actually kinda BIG. Like a fat version of the PQ. Don't really like that. It sure was smooth but so was the sx and the sx was smaller and lighter and looked cooler ;)

Thanks for the reply's. 

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