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Abu Garcia Revo Premier Vs. Lew's Tournament Pro Speed Spool Casting Reel Vs. Quantum Exo Vs. Shimano Curado 200E7.. What Do You Think Would Be Ideal?

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I'm going to be using the reel I choose on an 8' carrot stix gold for alabama rigging and punching. I've been looking at these reels and I want to get a 7.1 ratio because I might be doing some punching and deep ledge jigging with it. I'm leaning toward the revo premier. Remember I'm going to be throwing a 2-5 OZ. A-Rig with this reel so what do you guys think? -thanks!

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I'm going to be using the reel I choose on an 8' carrot stix gold for alabama rigging and punching. I've been looking at these reels and I want to get a 7.1 ratio because I might be doing some punching and deep ledge jigging with it. I'm leaning toward the revo premier. Remember I'm going to be throwing a 2-5 OZ. A-Rig with this reel so what do you guys think? -thanks!

Seems a little counter productive to throw that heavy of a bait (A-Rig) with that much drag with a low torque high speed reel. With that said, I own all of the reels you mentioned above minus the EXO, and if I had to choose one to throw it on it would be the Premier based soley on the amount of drag the Revo produces.

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Seems a little counter productive to throw that heavy of a bait (A-Rig) with that much drag with a low torque high speed reel. With that said, I own all of the reels you mentioned above minus the EXO, and if I had to choose one to throw it on it would be the Premier based soley on the amount of drag the Revo produces.

Haven't fished one yet, but I can't imagine the A-rig has that much pull.

In musky fishing a 2 oz lure has WAY, WAY more pull then even some 15oz lures. (double 10/13 blades vs soft plastic Bulldawg)

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Haven't fished one yet, but I can't imagine the A-rig has that much pull.

In musky fishing a 2 oz lure has WAY, WAY more pull then even some 15oz lures. (double 10/13 blades vs soft plastic Bulldawg)

I suppose that it would depend on what type of baits you were attaching to it, in my opinion this rig seems like it would be better thrown on something with a little more torque. And if he is fishing heavy cover with his jigs the drag is a bonus also. Anyway your point is well taken.

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The reason I'd like to get a 7.1 ratio on the revo is because I'll be using the rod for mainly a-rig, but also some punching, I want the 7.1 for added versatility. I fished the A-rig and the pull is that of a 20+ diving crank with a huge bill on it. I think i may settle for the premier in 6.4:1 ratio for a little more power.

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I'll be ataching 1/8-1/4 oz jig head with 3.5"-4.5" soft swimbaits(shadalicious) (5 of each).

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The reason I'd like to get a 7.1 ratio on the revo is because I'll be using the rod for mainly a-rig, but also some punching, I want the 7.1 for added versatility. I fished the A-rig and the pull is that of a 20+ diving crank with a huge bill on it. I think i may settle for the premier in 6.4:1 ratio for a little more power.

I think that you will not give up much with the more moderate speed reel and will gain a little in torque. This is a good choice in my opinion.

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The reason I'd like to get a 7.1 ratio on the revo is because I'll be using the rod for mainly a-rig, but also some punching, I want the 7.1 for added versatility. I fished the A-rig and the pull is that of a 20+ diving crank with a huge bill on it. I think i may settle for the premier in 6.4:1 ratio for a little more power.

Ya, if it pulls that hard for you, I would drop to lower numerical gears also.

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The thing is I can't punch with any lower than the 6.1 model, so I think I'm going to get that model. Thanks for the replies guys.

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I tried using a slower geared reel for the A-rig..E5. Works nice if your throwin in 10-20ft all day. But if your throwin around points/rocks/stumps, etc... you have to reel too fast to keep the rig off the bottom. I'm now using the E7 and think its MUCH better. My opinion on the drag-pull of the bait is its just pure weight, not really a resistance type of drag. So it may feel like pullin a deep diver, but the force on the reel doesn't seem to be nearly as bad.

I'd rather have a 7.1:1 reel to punch and flip with too. I dont think the low geared winch effect is needed much, even when dragging in grass.

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I tried using a slower geared reel for the A-rig..E5. Works nice if your throwin in 10-20ft all day. But if your throwin around points/rocks/stumps, etc... you have to reel too fast to keep the rig off the bottom. I'm now using the E7 and think its MUCH better. My opinion on the drag-pull of the bait is its just pure weight, not really a resistance type of drag. So it may feel like pullin a deep diver, but the force on the reel doesn't seem to be nearly as bad.

I'd rather have a 7.1:1 reel to punch and flip with too. I dont think the low geared winch effect is needed much, even when dragging in grass.

Thanks, now im going to get the HS revo premier, or i could even get another E7!

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Just ordered the Revo Premier in the 7.1:1 ratio!!

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i think your going to kill that premier pretty quick throwing 2oz+ lures, i would be looking at a 300 400 calcutta, pluton or a 300 curado. i just dont think that revo has the line capacity using 20+ mono or 65+ braid.

this guy has a lot of good points on the a rig topic

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Revo clutches are tuff I was thinking of a Curado 300 but i also need it for punching. I hope the premier lasts

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i think your going to kill that premier pretty quick throwing 2oz+ lures, i would be looking at a 300 400 calcutta, pluton or a 300 curado. i just dont think that revo has the line capacity using 20+ mono or 65+ braid.

this guy has a lot of good points on the a rig topic

It's a lot harder to punch with round reels though, at least for me.

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very true punching can be more difficult. I bit onto the swimbait bandwagon and what i found is that it is really hard to find a flip/punch rod that will be and ideal swimbait rod and vice versa.

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http://www.***.com/E21_21_Carrot_Gold_Stix_Casting_Rods/descpage-E21GCC.html

thats the rod i bought in 8' X X heavy action, carrots are known to have stiffer actions, but I'm hoping its not to stiff to punch with. Should work well with the a-rig and larger swimbaits(huddlestons, etc). And going to pair with my new revo or a curado.

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8' X X heavy carrot stix gold in casting rods 99$ for the applications i specified

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I think you made a good choice with the carrot stix. I actually enjoy using mine. I have heard a lot of stories of them breaking though.

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I have the PG and it's fine, I also "heard" that they fixed that problem summer of 2011. I've also made the decision that I'm going to pair it up with a Curado 200e7.

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More waffling than Brett Favre in this thread! :grin::lolk:

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