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Abu Orra SX ?

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Does anyone have any experience with these reels? Are they comparable to a Revo S, Citica?

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From ABU site:

Born from the Revo series, the Orra is built around the performance that has made Abu Garcia legendary in a sleek package that will give anglers the perfect combination of performance, reliability and value.

7 Ball Bearings

Corrosion Resistant Instant Anti-Reverse Bearing

Light Weight Aluminum Frame

Power Disk Drag System

One-piece Aluminum Spool

Pitch Centrifugal Brake for Greater Cast Control

Duragear Brass Gears for Long Life

Oversized Main Gear

Model No. Ball Bearings Config. Gear Ratio Line Capacity Price

ORRA SX (1156783) 8 Right 6.4:1 12lb. / 145yd. 99.95

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I had one for a few weeks and the anti-reverse would sporadically stop working(I don't know if this is a common occurrence with this reel.)  Since it was a new reel I returned it and found a revo S for the same price so I opted for the revo. Other than the anti-reverse problem I think the two reels were comparable in castability and overall smoothness.  The centrifugal braking system is slightly different on the orra but both seem to work fine.

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I have four and love them.  One had a problem with the anti reverse but i sent it back to *** and they swapped it out with a new one.  They are very smooth and cast great! 

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if you're after long-term durability and smoothness, the single most important thing you can look for is a reel made with a solid, one-piece frame of either aluminum or magnesium. multi-piece or graphite framed reels may feel fine in the store when they're new and you're just spinning the handle around but they'll flex under load or change alignment during extended fishing, resulting in squeaking and groaning and roughness.

when a manufacturer utilizes a one-piece aluminum frame, they say so. in the case of the orra SX, it says "aluminum frame" which indicates to me that it is not one-piece. if you want to go ABU garcia, spend the $20 more and get the revo S. the citica E is a fine reel too and i can also recommend you look at some of the BPS reels including the carbonlite and pro qualifier.

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this post just sounds nasty ;D

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I suffer from squeaking and groaning and roughness after a day on the water in the canoe. ;)

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