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For the past couple weeks I've been trying out the Abu Garcia Revo SX gen4 Baitcaster. I chose to go with the 6.6:1 RH.

 

The reel retails in the $160 price range which in my opinion it a pretty good price for this reel. It has the looks, the feel, and the function to be a higher priced reel. 

 

It has the two break system which was really nice and very easy to adjust. There is a lever on the bottom of the side plate. You drop the lever turn the side plate a quarter turn to the right and plate comes off exposing the internal brakes which were east to adjust and made a big difference when casting. The other nice thing about the lever to remove the side plate, you can easily remove your spool which make things very very convienant for tying your line or cleaning. My other reels you have to unscrew the bar in front pull that out, remove the side plate, well you get the hint. It's as simple as drop the lever, quarter turn, and there's everything you need. That was well thought out! 

 

I put this reel on my KVD Tour crankbait rod and this reel and rod launched the crankbaits a mile. The brake system is so effective I'd made quite a few adjustments because I'm not used to such an effective braking system I was over adjusting (user error). Some slight adjustments and I was launching lures like a pro. It handled the crankbait without and issue, felt really smooth, and didn't wear me out. The next time out I put it on a MH Abu rod I used for throwing soft plastics. This time I made subtle adjustments and quickly had it tuned for my plastics, and worked great. 

 

The drag gave me no issues. The handle size was in my wheel house, I prefer a slightly bigger handle, and this was perfect. 

 

As stated earlier $160 is a really good price for this reel. It's well thought out, smooth, and convenient for spooling, adjusting brakes, and cleaning. Abu Garcia has a winner with the Revo SX gen4!

 

 

12poundbass

 

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Nicely Done Sir ~ 

And wasn't aware that KVD still fished those crabkbaits.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

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38 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Nicely Done Sir ~ 

And wasn't aware that KVD still fished those crabkbaits.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

Hmmm which crabkbait are you referring to? 

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1 hour ago, 12poundbass said:

I put this reel on my KVD Tour crabkbait rod and this

 

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54 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Nicely Done Sir ~ 

And wasn't aware that KVD still fished those crabkbaits.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

 

5 minutes ago, Glenn said:

 

It wasn't until Glenn pointed it out in bright red letters did I see what I did. LOL apparently my phone and the auto correct aren't as serious about fishing as I am. Maybe it's time for a new phone. 

 

Going to edit again (for the third time) so hopefully everybody got a laugh. I sure did. 😂

 

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1 hour ago, 12poundbass said:

The brake system is so effective I'd made quite a few adjustments because I'm not used to such an effective braking system I was over adjusting (user error). Some slight adjustments and I was launching lures like a pro.

Good to know, since I use nearly zero spool tension, and lots of brakes.

 

Nice review!

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The brakes on this reel are amazing!

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I have stood in the store holding this reel at least 5 times. I need another reel like I need a hole in the head, but I started on Abus and I will always have a sweet spot for them. 

 

Thanks for the review, now I'll probably buy one, hate myself and get kicked out of the house. Gee thanks. 

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36 minutes ago, Beetlebz said:

I have stood in the store holding this reel at least 5 times. I need another reel like I need a hole in the head, but I started on Abus and I will always have a sweet spot for them. 

 

Thanks for the review, now I'll probably buy one, hate myself and get kicked out of the house. Gee thanks. 

My couch is comfy. Don't ask me how I know. 😂

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Hows the finish holding up so far? Thats really been my only gripe about previous gens. They performed  good, not one mechanical issue...but they scratched if you looked at them funny. On the black sx’s it really stood out more. 

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47 minutes ago, craww said:

Hows the finish holding up so far? Thats really been my only gripe about previous gens. They performed  good, not one mechanical issue...but they scratched if you looked at them funny. On the black sx’s it really stood out more. 

So far so good. It's only been two weeks. I don't beat up my reels but at the same time I don't baby them. The fish don't care if they have scratches. 😉

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My biggest complaint about the gen 3 Revo SX is the screw on the handle side that loosens the side plate. Mine consistently loosens up. It looks like they corrected this on the gen 4 by making it a screw with a driver head instead of a hand turn head

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