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I recently purchased a Skeet Reese Revo and absolutely love it. But my question is how durable is the revo lineup?

I'm not sure how long they've been around.  I just know I've seen some older shimano's out there for sale, but not any older revo's.  I am trying to decide on the premier or a core for plastics and the durabilty issue definitely has an impact. I want something I can fish for years to come.

Thanks for the input,

okie

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Hands down the core is the best choice! im a hardcore shimano guy but i did get a revo and received two more as gifts, revo s, revo sx(worst), and a revo premier... they don't dont hold a candle next to my cores. as far as durability i have some of the first curados and they still cast just as good as when i got i first got them.

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I think Abu Garcia has been making reels long enough that their longevity and reliability shouldn't come into question much.

I've had Revos since their introduction and have had absolutely no issues.  True, it's only been a few years, but I have no cause for concern.  The internal components are all of solid construction.

With that said, I will fully admit that their exterior finish isn't the most durable, but this has no impact on the functionality of the reel.

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I think Abu Garcia has been making reels long enough that their longevity and reliability shouldn't come into question much.

Well, the Torno and the Eon have been two of the worst Abu reels I 've ever purchased so making the assumption that because a company has been doing something for so long is making a wrong assumption, every company at some point has made bad reels.

As for the durability, if them Revos are made like my XLT Plus reels they should be bullet proof, if they are made like Eons and Tornos ... run for your life.

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Ahh the Eon!  What a tremendous casting reel. No reel could cast as far and effortlessly as it could.  Sadly you had to be a watchmaker to take it down and its levelwind never really worked. I recently got a Revo SX and find it by far better than the E7 was for the few moments I fished it before never picking it up again. Now the D series Curado was a reel but since it could handle fish far bigger and better than a bass it was just too heavy for delicate anglers.  Sadly its parts are no longer available just what 2 years after being superceded by a poorer reel. So how can its reliable future be predicted.  Reliable, durable? if its paramount before other factors then a 4600C3. It only gets better with age.

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Different strokes for different folks. I consider

the Curado 200E7 to be one of the best reels

I own and "Best Value" by far.

Back on topic...The Revo STX is built like a tank.

I suspect it will last forever.

8-)

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I'm not sure how long they've been around. I just know I've seen some older shimano's out there for sale, but not any older revo's.

That's because the older Revo's are still in good use.  8-)

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Yep, all companies, Shimano included  :) make a bad line of reels every now and then. Revo's are not part of that list. As RW said, the STX is built like a tank.

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I took my new Revo S to Wayne Knabe in Powhatan, Virginia as I was not happy with the reel's performance.

Visited with Wayne today at his shop and he told me that the Revos are excellent reels.

He added a carbon drag washer to my reel; we adjusted the magnets; and hopefully the reel will perform better.

Wayne knows rods and reels as he repairs them so if Wayne says the Revos are good reels, then Revos are good reels!  :)   ;)   ;)

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It's got Abu written on it, of course it's a solid product!

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Revos are strong , smooth , built like a tank and are small in hand . i own 3 (SX , Inshore , and the Toro ) and plan on getting quite a few of the Revo Toro Winch's !! . these reels are great  :)

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I have 4-5 Revo S, 3 Skeet Reese Revos, and a Revo Inshore all are tanks have not had any issues at all.  The only problem I have with them is that I want another, and another, and another, and another.

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I have 4-5 Revo S, 3 Skeet Reese Revos, and a Revo Inshore all are tanks have not had any issues at all. The only problem I have with them is that I want another, and another, and another, and another.

ain't that the truth brother ...

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I've fished Revos since they were introduced and have never had any problems.  Sold reels.  In facts, I think I'm going to pick up a couple of new Revo SXs today.

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The ambassadeur line up of reels has been around for YEARS.  The Revo's were built on that longevity of perfomance and reliability.  I have 3 Revos, 1 STX-HS and 2 Premiers, I absolutely love these reels.  They fit my hand perfectly, and can cast like a dream if properly setup.

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I have 3 Revo's and the Winch. 0 problems with them.

Great reels! 8-)

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i have several revo's myself.  and i love every one of them. they all cast great and the drag works like a dream.  only problem i have is a revo s that ive had since 07 i think.  i broke the anti reverse bearing in it.  which ive since learned the errors of my ways.  50 lb braid with the drag set on kill. and a hard hookset i learned from my grandfather lol

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