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Revo S Or Quantum Catalyst?

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Once these Duckett Ghost rods come out, I'm looking for a few options to try on these rods. There is something about Abu that really draws me to their products, but I never really bought them. I have last generations Quantum Accurist, which I like a good bit. It's almost like you have to be an idiot to get a backlash with it. So yeah seeing which one you would prefer, I already know how good Lew's are, so I'm leaving them out of this topic. So the Quantum Catalyst, Abu S/SX. Although I was thinking is the Abu S much different in quality and casting distance as the new Orra SX? Sorry for some questions that may seem kind of repetitive on other posts, I just like to have a lot of opinions. I'm constantly thinking of my options and what I want to do next, it's almost unhealthy!

 

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Put them on the rod and see how they feel. You have to be comfortable with the reel rod combo. What might feel great to you could be awful to someone else. I don't have any quantum reels so no opinion from me on that. I do have a revo s and it has been great for me. It is probably the smoothest of all the revos that I have. Just keep in mind it only comes in a 6:1 ratio. Others on here have had terrible experiences with the gen 3 abu reels. So far I have been lucky. Pure fishing has excellent customer service should there be a problem if you go the abu reel. But again either try one out if you can and if not go put it on the rod and go from there

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I have the 3 rd Gen S, I have never tried the orra. I really enjoy my S. Its light, smooth, and it casts light weights well for me. This reel, like i mentioned in another thread, is great light soft plastics reel. It handles flukes and spooks also. If you are looking to challenge this reel in heavier applications then the S, will not be my recommendation. I would recommend the SX or STX if you can swing it. My brother in law as has the orra SX, and it seems heavier to me than the Revo's. That's my .02

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If price is a factor you can get the SX from Ron with Valley Sports for 135 and the Accurist for 112. When I tried out reels at Cabelas last week the Orra was definitely heavier. Really liked the SX as it had a smooth retrieve and a smooth bar push. Haven't tried the accurist but the S I tried was noticeably not as smooth as the S.

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So the Quantum Catalyst, Abu S/SX. Although I was thinking is the Abu S much different in quality and casting distance as the new Orra SX?

 

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One HUGE thing to consider is that the Orra SX has a magnetic brake system while the Revo S makes use of a centrifugal brake system. I'm a much bigger fan of centrifugal brakes, because you can just set them and leave them. Magnetic brakes may need to be adjusted several times during the day, which I think is too easy to forget when you're out fishing. I get more distance from centrifugal brakes as well. I believe that tne Quantum Catalyst comes with a dual cast control system. I'm not very experienced with the I've never fished the Catalyst, but I've felt it in the store. I think that the Revo S feels much nicer. I don't want to be the guy who tells you to get something else, but I will say that if you are willing to spend a little more the new Pflueger Supreme XT seems like a really nice real. Pflueger and Abu are both PureFishing brands, and I believe that the Supreme XT is built on the same base as the Revo SX. However it features centrifugal brakes unlike the Revo SX which uses a magnetic brake system.

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