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ICAST 2019 Coverage



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


Date: 7/15/19
Location: Orlando, FL
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Abu Garcia
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: Abu REVO Beast line of reels has been the series that anglers turn to when they need brute strength and winding power. This ICAST the company further strengthened their hard cranking lineup with a trio of new Beast baitcasters that exhibit a rare combination of speed and power.


The Beast X may look small but it is a little powerhouse



REVO BEAST X: The new Revo X Beast is designed to be an affordable powerhouse. Delivering plenty of cranking power with a 6.4:1 gear ratio it makes use of a tough X-Craftic alloy frame and sideplates to house Duragear brass gears and a souped up Carbon Matrix Drag for more stopping power.


The Beast X features a tactical looking black finish


The REVO Beast X is designed for cranking deep divers or even working swimbaits with the gearing, drag, and DuraClutch system that are all designed to hold up to extended torque. A bent handle with power knobs provides a solid grip and plenty of leverage, and with a 7HPCR+1RB bearing system this new reel is designed to be a smooth performer. The REVO Beast X will retail for $179.95 and be available at the beginning of October.


The new Beast features a stealthy grey appearance


REVO Toro Beast: Need more power and capacity? The REVO Toro Beast is designed to toss big baits and manhandle larger species than bass, offering outstanding cranking power that is bolstered by the capacity to handle swimbaits and extended runs. Like the smaller Beast X the Toro Beast makes use of X-Craftic alloy for the frame and houses a heavy duty Duragear engine. An extra large double handle fitted with round handle knobs provide plenty of grip for anglers.


This new reel is all about muscle and comes with a gear ratio as low as 4.9:1 for maximum winding power


The Revo Toro Beast is all about power and comes with a 5HPCR+1RB bearing system and reel ratios of either 6.2:1 or a ultra strong 4.9:1 for situations where deep cranking or working swimbaits would normally strain traditional baitcasters.


The new Beast Toro will retail for $299 dollars each and will be available in either right or left and retrieve around the end of September.


Probably the most interesting new reel is the new REVO Beast Rocket



Speed and Power? Meet the REVO Toro Beast Rocket: In what may seem like an oxymoron the new Beast Rocket is designed to deliver blistering speed and incredible power all in one reel. This unique new REVO has been engineered from the ground up and is designed for burning big baits. The Beast Rocket makes use of rugged yet light X-Craftic alloy frame and sideplates, a Power Stack Carbon Matrix drag system, and a durable Duragear brass gearing.


The BEAST Rocket delivers both speed and power and is capable of pulling in 43 inches of line per handle crank!


This new reel boasts some serious line capacity (12/240), and yet is capable of pulling in a whopping 43 inches of line per turn with a 9.2:1 gear ratio! To further deliver performance with deep running or heavy swimbaits the reel comes with an advanced infini II spool and brake system that has been optimized to handle these lures. We love the red and black finish on the new lure which reminds anglers that this reel is all about burning speed. The new Beast Rocket will weigh in at 9.5oz. each and will be available in right or left hand retrieve for $299.95 when they start becoming available at the end of September.










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