Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
midwesthunter

Abu Garcia Revo SX

8 posts in this topic

I am in the market for a new baitcaster for the upcoming season. I want something that I can use for trolling cranks for walleye or casting spinners/smaller cranks for smallies. Does anyone have any epxerience with the Revo SX? Should i be concerned about line capacity at all? Right now I am using an Ambassadeur C3 and it works, but I would like to upgrade to something a little smoother and can cast small shad raps.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive played with the sx at work mostly pitching bass jigs and it was smooth. Line capacity shouldnt be a huge issue. What pound test were you going to run? The one problem you might run into is casting small shad raps. They are light and light lures dont always work well with baitcasters. You may run into casting distance or backlash problems. The revos come in two gear ratios 6:1 and a faster 7:1. The slower 6:1 ration would better suit someone casting cranks and actually many fisherman prefer gear ratios even slower, 5:1 or sometimes less.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mostly plan on trolling but every now and then I like to cast a lure towards shore. Right now I am using powerpro, I believe the test is similar to 6 or 8 lbs mono test.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Shimano Curado D200, and it is great for anything down to worms with no weight or very light weight - like 1/16th oz plus hook. I do have it on a nice medium light rod, using 12# power pro. I also use C3 and C4 and C5 reels, and like them alot. BUT, you will really like the low profile reels if you haven't used them yet. Very comfy.

I am actually going to try a REVO SX or STX if I can get a deal on one. But you can't go wrong with Curado either, but a bit more $$.

I use it mostly for smallies on a small clear lake up north, but also on WBL for largemouth or snakes \:\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The low profile is nice if your casting a lot, but I'd think you would do just as well with one of the Ambassadeur series reels for trolling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I received a revo sx (left handed model) for fathers day last year and I can throw a 1/8 ounce jig and plastic (not far, maybe 18 yards) but I have a medium light rod. 1/4 ounce and up, no problem. OUTSTANDING reel. If I was going to buy another baitcasting reel, it would be another REVO SX. I have used mine to troll for walleyes and northerns, casting for bass, and I also used it stream fishing in small streams with a 5'6" pistol grip casting rod. That reel was made for pistol grips, especially that 5'6" one. Lots of fun.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I messed around with a Shimano Curado D at Gander Mountain tonight. I think this may be the reel for me. There is also a $50 mail in rebate for this reel which is definately a bonus.

Does anyone have any good or bad things to say about this reel?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love my Curado. One thing, the braking system is different than other "point and shoot" baitcasters. They have these little "brake weights" that you need to put on, and they are adjustable. It is very easy to do, but very important to set them where you want them. The first time I used mine, I did not have any of them on, and I could not figure out why I got backlash EVERY cast. No kidding, and it was not my first rodeo with a baitcaster ;\)

But once I put them on, holy cow, smoooooooth and long casts with what seems like no chance for a backlash. FWIW, I bought NIB from an online friend who is a big reel geek. He purged the bearings of all grease, and I added my own oil to the bearings. This is what the bass guys do, and the competitive casters, etc. due to the grease the manuafactures put on is thicker and meant to make sure the bearing have lubrication over the course of the reels life, since most people never maintain or oil their bearing. So now I must make sure to oil bearings at least once a year. But holy cow, can you tell a different between a stock bearing and one that has been totally cleaned then oiled.

So, not saying you have to do this with Curados, cause you don't (my stepson has one stock andit a great). But many with some of the higher end reels will "tweak" them to make them even better. The Curado, while high end in my book, is basically like the lower end of the true "high end" reels. Heads and shoulders above most baitcasters that most of us use.

Get it and enjoy it! \:\) Also, All American Outdoors is a sponsor of this site, and they have good prices. If the rebate will work with them, you cound get a Curado really darn cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Wanderer
      Shagawa in Ely has a public beach.  That's the closest to Bear Head that I know of.  You'd have to launch a ways across the lake but you could just motor over to it.
    • mjk
      Sorry for late response.  The Gander in Eden Prairie had quite a few...
    • proguide
      Catfishing is pretty stable right now. The water is getting very low making the north end of Grand Forks begin to get sketchy for travel.  The lack of current has the fish spread out also.  Stay on the move and when you land of fish you should have no trouble catching them.  The best areas have been anywhere you can find more current than the surrounding area.  The middle of the River in mid range holes has also been a good place to look. 
        Bait has changed for me this week with frogs being the hands down number one so far.  Sucker and goldeye have been working too.  I still believe getting bait in front of the fish is is the key more than what the bait is but try it all.   Remember the I-29 Catfish Classic is in just 2 weeks.
    • paceman
      Made it out last night. Beautiful night. Caught a bunch of Crappies, sunnies, a norsky and a few walleyes. All CR. Amazing how quiet the lake was. I was the only boat out for the most part. First boat in parking lot at 5:30 and no AI inspector this time. Have not seen them for quite awhile now.... Water temp was 78. Panfish were caught on simple Jig/plastic in about 12 feet along shoreline weeds. Walleyes on spinner/crawlers in 17-20 on midlake structure.
    • CaptJohnWis
      Berserker Bass.   This is probably the most exciting hit I have ever had from a bass.   Had to slow it down to get the full effect .Berzerker bass video
    • ZachD
    • ZachD
      Have not fished down there but up river a little way in the Ramsey area I have been doing well on smallies Either trolling raps up river bouncing of the bottom or drifting down pounding the shorelines with meps spinners.   Meps are one of my favorite lures for the river that and buzz baits.   The Mississippi is fun because you have a chance at catching anything.
    • ZachD
      Go to the fields off hwy 10 where diamonds used to be and where the boat launch is in Ramsey. I plant feathers and stuff there sometimes there is a variety of tall grass around there.   the best pre buy program I have found is at golden meadows. if you put money on an account before aug 26 the prices are  depending on when you go Aug. 20 - Sept. 4
      Sept. 5 - Oct. 2
      Oct. 3 - Nov. 6
      Nov. 7 - Dec. 4
      Dec. 5 - Jan. 1, 2017 COST PER BIRD

      $16.50
      $17.50
      $18.50
      $19.50
      $20.50    
    • biff
      Hmmm...getting a prosthetic foot and attaching hooks now
    • fishingtime13
      Im wanting to go and fish the missisippi river by my place, there is a little inlet with some down trees, a drop off  and a little bridge that goes over the inlet. Its off of east river road at the end of 79th.  I believe its called riverview heights park. My questions is, has anyone gone fishing there? I see people there quite often and have chatted with them a little bit, but haven't gotten much out of them. It looks promising for some largemouth and catfish. if you have fished there what works good? and are they biting now? I will be there at about 5 am tomorrow morning.