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ICAST 2019 Coverage



Abu Garcia Feeds the Need for Speed, and Refinement, with Two New Sleek Baitcasters


Date: 7/12/19
Location: Orlando, FL
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Abu Garcia
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: Abu Garcia continues to expand their popular REVO family of reels and each generation keeps getting faster, more refined, and sleeker in design. This ICAST the company rolled out two lightweight baitcasters, the blisteringly fast Revo SX Rocket and feature rich Revo EXD.


The Abu Garcia Revo SX Rocket features a screaming fast 9.0:1 gear ratio


REVO SX Rocket: For those that have the need for speed Revo is introducing a new Revo SX Rocket which boasts a 9/0:1 gear ratio capable of winding a whopping 37 inches of line per turn! This new reel features an improved DuraClutch design, along with an upgraded Infini brake system that results in better, and smoother engagement, and improved casting performance.


Red highlights remind anglers that this reel burns baits when retrieved



The frame is constructed out of X2 Craftic alloy and for plenty of stopping power Abu also includes an updated Power Stack Carbon Matrix drag system that should dole out close to 20lbs of max pressure. The reel comes loaded with 9+1 bearings and weighs in at 8.2ounces. This new Rocket is fitted with compact, anodized red bent handle and drag star, and will retail for $179 dollars when it arrives this Fall.


The new Revo EXD is loaded with features and yet is still very light at only 6.6oz. 

Revo EXD: Abu Garcia kicks it up a notch with the Revo Series with yet another new baitcaster that is designed to raise the performance bar. The new Revo EXD features purple highlights and really stands out from the rest of the line. On the inside it leverages advanced technologies and premium components which are all designed to deliver superior casting efficiency. Built upon Abu Garcia’s "Roxani" platform, the Abu Garcia REVO EXD Casting Reel has been precisely engineered with 11 high-performance bearings and a duraluminum spool that is designed to deliver superior casting distance with smooth and consistent handling.

The Revo EXD comes bundled with a spare shallow spool for casting lightweight lures, and is a great choice for bait finesse applications

The Revo EXD's frame consists of lightweight X-Craftic alloy and to further improve rigidity and reduce weight the sideplates are made from C6 carbon. Like the Rocket this reel utilizes a Power Stack Carbon Matrix drag system that outputs 20lbs of stopping power. To offer enhanced dependability and smoothness, the EXD also makes use of Duragear brass gears and the DuraClutch design. One of the coolest things about this reel is that it comes bundled with a spare shallow spool for casting lightweight lures! The new Revo EXD definitely has some enthusiast features and appeal and weighs in at a light 6.6oz., will be available in 7.1:1 and 5.4:1 gear ratios in both right and left hand retrieves for $299 dollars when it arrives in Fall. 









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