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I cant speak for the citica but i absolutely love my revo s. Super smooth, great casting and of course its beautiful.

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I don't own a Revo S, but my Citica G gets a lot of use.  A staple in my arsenal, great all around workhorse.

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Go to bass pro if you can and put each one on the rod you're going to use an see which one you like. Revo has stronger drag and is super smooth.

I don't have the citica so I can't give you advice on that.

Or try the reel test program from tackle warehouse.

Good luck.

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I have 2 citica g models and really like them. I use them both on mh rods that see Texas rigs, jigs frogs and square bills and I have nary a complaint on either of them. I have a buddy who fishes with the revo s and loves his reel too so like has already been advised, check them out on your rod and see which one feels better in your hand. I don't think either are bad choices.

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Satisfy your curiosity and get one of each!

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Its a toss up IMO. I think you would be happy with either.

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You can't go wrong either way.  I got the Revo S because I like how solid an older Revo felt and I am really happy with it. Feels solid, smooth, I can pitch awesome with it. I love it and wouldnt go any other way. That being said, you will find a bunch of people who will say the same thing about the Citica. Like others said, you should put the reels on the rod you will use to try them out.

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Revo S is amazing, I love mine!

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You cannot go wrong with the S. Best $129 you'll ever spend.

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I'm certainly no expert being relatively new to the sport and reel but the spring loaded brakes are adjustable like most brakes. Once you get it set up its nice and smooth. They engage on the longer casts helping slow the centrifugal force of the spool down in comparison to the weight your bait. The pitch brakes are clearly marked and used for pitching, short casting etc which is a slower speed braking system. I will assume the sensitivity to the braking has a more sensitive trigger point to eliminate over spool.

Like others I don't have a citica but the revo is really smooth. If I am way off on this I'm sure someone with more knowledge will correct me.

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I'm certainly no expert being relatively new to the sport and reel but the spring loaded brakes are adjustable like most brakes. Once you get it set up its nice and smooth. They engage on the longer casts helping slow the centrifugal force of the spool down in comparison to the weight your bait. The pitch brakes are clearly marked and used for pitching, short casting etc which is a slower speed braking system. I will assume the sensitivity to the braking has a more sensitive trigger point to eliminate over spool.

Like others I don't have a citica but the revo is really smooth. If I am way off on this I'm sure someone with more knowledge will correct me.

but what about the whole balance thing? dont you have to have brakes accross from eachother so they balance?

 

look at this picture- the pitch are accross from the spring loaded so if you wanted to use 2 brakes you would have to use one of each, and if you wanted to use 3 you could choose?

 

What you said is pitch brakes are only for pitching, but wouldnt you be forced to use them if you wanted to use 2 brakes?

 

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I've had several generation Revo S's and the 3rd Gen fouled up on me but I returned it to Bass Pro for another. I figured it was a bad reel, not a bad product. I love it and it is smooth. Can't say anything about a Citica as I've never casted one. It could be the best on the market for all I know. As far as the brakes go, I don't know why you wouldn't want the reel. They are easy to set. Generally you want to have an even pattern on the brakes such as 3 on 3 off or so and so. This way they are counter balanced.

 

The Orra SX is also an awesome reel and about 30 bucks cheaper than the Revo S and only one bearing less.

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The two or three times I have pitched with it I just popped the side plate off clicked the brakes off and put the pitch brakes on. Takes two seconds. Just don't drop the side plate in the drink. Like someone said if your really unsure try the demo from TW or buy from a place like Bps. If you don't like it return it and try something new.

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Can someone tell me a little about the pitch and spring loaded brake combination on the revo s. That is the only thing holding me back from buying it right now

 

Okay, here's how it works. The spring loaded pins (non pitch) will engage at the beginning of your cast when the spool is spinning the fastest and the springs help retract them when the spool has slowed down to allow a little more distance.

 

The pitch pins will stay engaged throughout the entire cast to give you more control when pitching baits short distances or lighter baits where the spool wont be spinning as fast. Because they are not spring loaded, they will engage on those short slower pitch casts.

 

You don't have to use all three of one or the other either. You can even mix up having a spring and pitch engaged, play around.

 

So if you're gonna be throwing spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater, use the non pitch brakes. If you're going to be pitching jigs, soft plastics, lighter baits, use the pitch brakes. 

 

You can use the pitch brakes for the long cast baits if you want. You'll just lose a little distance is all, but not much.

 

Hope that answers your question.

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Citica over Revo S anytime, and it doesn't matter what the series letter is.... :Victory:

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I owned a Revo S , the silver one, the one before this new generation and I loved it. I've read some mixed reviews about the new ones but most are good. I only Citica E's and I can't say enough wonderful things about that reel. Tackletour also loved it by the way. I doubt the G is a bad reel at all. I haven't owned any duds from Shimano. I'm always super impressed with my Citicas on every trip, just a joy to fish with really.

Try to find an E model if you can. You won't be sorry!

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I traded a brand new Revo S for a used Citica E from another member here. He's an Abu guy, i'm a Shimano guy. It worked out great for both of us so really you need to get out and try them for yourself to know.  You'll get 10,000 opinions here and that can just become more confusing in your decision.  If you don't have the luxury of trying one of each out, go with your gut and what feels best in your hands at the store.  Once you buy one...........you're going to want more.   

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The S is fool proof. Click on 2 of the spring loaded brakes, set your spool tension and you're good to go.

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