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Abu Garcia Revo SX or Record

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I cannot decide between these two reels.  Both are made in  Sweden which is a plus over china made.  I have never used a low profile baitcaster.  My reel i always use is a walmart brand abu garcia ambassaduer one ... it was one of the big round reels in black color.  I love the reel but want to step up to a better quality.

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The Record is a rugged round reel meant for bigger baits, heavier line, etc. The SX is a low-profile reel and will palm easier, thus making it a comfortable reel for plastics, topwater, jerkbaits, and any other technique where you may be palming the reel.

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The Records are really beautiful reels but they are very heavy.  

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Both are made in Sweden which is a plus over china made.

Swiss "engineered" is different than made in Sweden.

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I own both an STX and a Record 50 and they are completely different reels. The Revo SX will be a lot more versatile for you than the Record. I use my record for Swimbaits and heavier lures (1.5oz+) exclusively (although it performs exceptionally well at pitching). Both are great reels and I like them both. They are just for different things.

Here is a good review of the Record http://www.tackletour.com/reviewabugarciarecord.html

My suggestion: for a wider range of uses, get the SX.

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Big Baits= Record

Small Baits= Revo

Variable is up to you. As you are a Florida Guy I think maybe Record for BIG swim baits for them big bass. Me I would get the Revo, still has plenty of drag. Or just buy both.

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If you're not stuck on either of them, the Abu 5600 EXT Pro is a nice compromise. It's a round reel with the features of a low-pro, and a weight that falls between the two. Butter smooth and casts like a dream.

They're currently on sale at Tackle Warehouse...

http://www.***.com/descpageRLCABUGAR-AGEXP.html

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x2 on the EXT Pro, I got one recently and think it is an awesome reel.  I can cast down to 3/8 ounce easily and 1/4 with effort, I usually go to the spinning reel for anyting under 3/8 anyway.  As far as palming the reel, the ext pro is easily palmed. Good luck

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x3 on the EXT Pro.  Excellent reel.  If you want low profile performance and versatility in a round reel, the EXT Pro is great.

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