Amazing baitcaster that won't break the bank!
I picked up this awesome reel last week and after 3 outings with it, I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase. I paired it up with a 6'6 Vengeance rod and spooled with 30# Sufix 832 low-vis green. This setup casts far and smooth! I was able to cast light rigged soft plastics (weightless wacky rigged worms) with ease and crankbaits sailed effortlessly. The centrifugal brake system does its job and I had zero problems with spool overruns. I even tested the pitch settings on the brake and pitched into thick cover. Again, it achieved what it was designed to do. Overall, I am very pleased with the Orra SX and it holds up to the high standards that makes Abu Garcia what they are! I plan to pick up another one of these reels as well as a Revo STX soon.
On another note, I do have one minor complaint. The black printed "ambassadeur" on the front of the reel seems to wear off really easily. I tend to wrap my hands around low-profile reels while retrieving/playing, and my left index finger rests right below the line guide. Perhaps it wearing off is my own fault and the metal it is printed on could be so smooth that it doesn't adhere well. It's a very minor issue at best, but still worth noting about the durability. Nonetheless, I am fickle about stuff like this and wouldn't have expected it to wear off.
April 10, 2011
Orro SX My new "Go To" Baitcaster!!!
Over the last several years I have used a certain type of baitcaster. Unfortunately they discontinued making them. So I decided to try something new this year. I purchased the Orra Sx and WOW! It is everything I was looking for!! It has the Centrifugal braking system for smooth tangle free casting. The gears are smooth as could be asked of any High dollar reel. It also is easily disassembled for routine maint and upkeep. This reel has found its way into my rodlocker and is to soon be followed by more!!!
March 8, 2011
Best buy for the Money
Excellent baitcaster for under $100, smooth casting, the braking system works flawlessly right out of the box. Not one birdsnest with over 10 hours of fishing on her. Highly recommended over other brands in this price range. Fit in hand is spot on, even in smaller hands still very comfortable.
August 31, 2013
Line breaking on log casts
I just purchased my Orra sx along with a field and stream 7'3" rod. I liked the casts and used it for an hour or so with a KVD square nose lure. On one cast the line went out and the lure kept going. I went back and looked over the line on the reel and figured it was maybe an error on my knot connecting the lure. I put on another lure and after several casts the line snapped and bye-bye to another expensive lure.
So, now I went back and changed out my pole as I thought it may have a defect in the line guide that I could not feel. Nope, it was not the pole. Lost another lure, though less expensive as I learned my lesson on that after the first two.
The line is braided 50 pound and I use it on most of my other reels due to the lilly pads I fish in. It is not the line. Anyone have an idea? The reel does have a slight clicking sound when casting out the line. None of my others have this. I am guessing I should send it in for repair, though I thought I would through out the problem in case there is some adjustment I can make. I have no backlash issues to speak of.
August 26, 2013