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I am trying to deside between the revo s and sx or the tiron and the asaro.Can anyone give me any pros and cons on the two.

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The last Pflueger I used was when I was a kid. They were 1950's vintage baitcasters, that's all my Dad used, so I can't be much help there.

As far as the Revo SX is concerned, I wouldn't trade the ones I have. They are smooth, cast a mile reels with a superb drag.

Falcon

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I like to Abu Garcia, but i've neaver used either, however I have been looking around fro a new reel and from what i have read, I like Abu Garcia!

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I love the Trions and they are good reels I can not compare them to a Revo because I have no experience using them But I am a satisfied Pflueger Trion Mook 8-)

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I am trying to deside between the revo s and sx or the tiron and the asaro.Can anyone give me any pros and cons on the two.

Pros: You will probably be happy with either reel.

Cons: Neither reel is a Shimano!   :(

8-)

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How does the brakes on the Revo S compare to the Shimano Citica?  Since they both use centrifugal brakes.

Hear nothing but good things about the Revo and am looking for a 2nd reel to go with my Citica.

I know just get another Shimano, but I like to try different things just to make sure what I have is the best for me.

Thanks, :(

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I like to try different things just to make sure what I have is the best for me.Thanks, :)

Smart guy that will serve you well in life

Pros: You will probably be happy with either reel.

Cons: Neither reel is a Shimano! :(

8-)

Hey RW didn't you guys get Revo's in Guntersville? If so what did you think of it in general? I take it that it wasn't a huge hit with you. Anything you particularly didn't like about it.

I hear ya on the Shimano I'm generaly not a leader in the "lets try something new". Fishing reels are different for me they are like toys, "wonder what this is like", "gee that one looks sweet"

( unfortuantely ) LOL

I guess it comes down to they are more of a hobbie to me where as for some they are more of a tool

Just courious no big deal

FFI - AKA Matt Crum

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My Johnny Morris Elite baitcaster, which is comparable to the Pflueger Supreme, lasted from March 2008 (BPS Spring Classic) to August 2008.  In August it developed an almost inaudible high-pitched whine.  And I started loosing distance on casts.  I disassembled it and cleaned/relubed it and it worked better for awhile then the issues started again.  I simply returned it under warranty and got another Revo STX (my 9th Revo).   I don't know what the problem was, and  I didn't really care to find out.  It might have been something simple.  All I know is that I started accumulating Revos since they came out and it's the one real that has never disappointed me.  

The JM Elite did perform very well up until the whine started, though.  

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Ironic you should ask about the brakes on the Revo S. Anytime I have fished in the rain (like this weekend :() I have to take the side plate off and dry of the rim the brakes make contact with. For some reason I guess water gets inside the reel and casting distance goes down. The brake collars themselves seem pretty thin. Some of them won't stay disengaged so I took four of them out, I usually only use two anyway. On the whole, this reel requires a little more lubing and oiling to maintain casting distance and keep the noise down. When it got wet this week end it also started "grinding" on the retrieve. I don't have either the Trion or the Asaro, but I do have a Summit I bought this spring and am pretty satisfied with it. Casting distance is great, it's light weight and has a frame that is similar if not identical to the Asaro. Let us know which reel you pick!!

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i have a revo S and a revo SX but don't have experience with either of those pfluegers (although i have a summit LP arriving later this week). between the revos, i'd recommend the SX. for whatever reason, i can't cast very far with my revo S's (i thought it was defective so i returned it and bought another one but the "problem" persists). i recently picked up a revo SX and, wow!, i can easily get at least 20% more distance on my casts over the S. don't ask me why...i checked everything. i'm not a noob either...been at it for over 30 years and i have a lot of experience with dozens of different reels.

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I have never used a Pflueger, but I have and use Revos. I have a Revo SC and SX, and I love them both. They cast great, they are super smooth, drag is super powerful, look great, and are light.

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I'd go Revo, no doubt.

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Well since the new Citica is not available yet I am going to give a Revo S a try and see how it compares. Should be interesting to see if it lives up to all of its great feedback.

or would it be worth it to spend the extra $50 and got for the SX?

I know when I got my Citica it lived up to and far beyond what I expected. So hopefully the Revo will as well.

Later, :(

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Well since the new Citica is not available yet

actually, two of the online stores i shop at got them in and just listed them today as in stock. [rubbing hands together] that means mine will be arriving soon

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Hey RW didn't you guys get Revo's in Guntersville? If so what did you think of it in general? I take it that it wasn't a huge hit with you. Anything you particularly didn't like about it.

I don't like the magnetic braking system. I have used this reel a lot and still have trouble with adjustments. I am sending it in to The Reel Mechanic just to be sure it is functionally perfect, but I don't think that's the problem. With Shimano centrifugal brakes I generally set them once and never make adjustments. "Tweaking" can be accomplished with the cast control. For the most part I'm two brakes on, four off.

The Revo STX braking system requires significant adjustment on every outing. It's as if the brakes "don't remember" where they are set. I also have issues when using different lures, not so much weight as aerodynamics. I think I read that Abu Garcia is changing the system to centrifugal brakes in their new models, but someone may correct me on that.

Bottomline: Shimano reels are user friendly for me, the STX is not.

8-)

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i have nothing but pflueger and have no problems.i have had bad bps reels.

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I thought the Revo S was centrifugal brakes, is this not the case?

If it is magnetic then I will be going with Shimano, but if it is not then I will be trying one out.

Later, :(

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I only use Pflueger now too, but both are quality reels. I actually considered a Revo the last time I was upgrading some old gear. Went with the Patriarch though. Couldn't be happier. Cabela's has the President LP on sale for $109 right now. Personally, I'd go with that one over the Asaro. In fact, I'd make both reels Presidents.

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I had tried to make the switch to Extremes in the end, the search is over for me. There is nothing I like better than the Pflueger Trions for Bait Casting. I have to go with RW here, I prefer the centrifugal brakes over the magnets and the hybrids . I just set them with 4 on and 2 off and I am good to go.

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a new president is coming.

The Flooger Monkey is all over you ;D

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I thought the Revo S was centrifugal brakes, is this not the case?

If it is magnetic then I will be going with Shimano, but if it is not then I will be trying one out.

Later, :(

The Revo S does have centrifugal brakes.

I own 6 Revo S, a SX and STX and used to own a couple SC's.  never had a problem with any of them.

I've currently added 4 Johnny Morris reels to my collection.  2 of the newer JMX 10HC's and the 2 year old JMX 10SB's for cranking.  Incredible reels.  I never thought I'd like the feeling of the metal finish but it's actually quite nice.  Too bad the Shimano Calais are so expensive, I'd actually think about investing in one.

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