Best but problem
I love this reel! Its super awesome to fight fish on, casts pretty well and has a very nice smooth drag. It handles 10lb snapper with ease. I have this paired up with a veritas rod and together they have lovely sinc.
However... I'm only 4 months into my replacement reel and am already starting to see the same problem as the last one I sent back under warranty. Ive been treatimg this like a baby after every single use. I'm posting on here rather than sending this back right away just in case there's any tips on why it happening. Especially cause every time I get a new one I have to waste 30-40 bucks on new braid.
The magnetic clutch has started to fail again. I few weeks ago it was just a few extra turns of the handle before it re engaged. Now sometimes 2-5 mins of playing with it. Its like the magnet just isnt pulling at all. Is this a common problem? Is there an easy fix or solution? I really dont wanna give up on this reel but will have to hope for a refund if its gunna happen again. Regards
January 22, 2014
Do It All
I purchased the left hand model about 6 months ago for a white MHX that I built in late April and have been fishing it hard ever since. I've done everything from frogging to flipping jigs to throwing 3oz. poppers to bluefish and stripers with it, and it has performed very well. My maintenance has consisted of a few drops of oil out of the box and washing salt out with hot water, so the durability is certainly not in question here. Good drag performance and the good gear ratio have helped too. I picked this feel over a Shimano Chronarch and I don't regret it a bit.
November 10, 2013
Great reel, I purchased one about 3 months ago and went back today and bought another one. Casts great, very smooth, small easy to handle and lite weight. I have been burning a spinnerbait with it for the last month, when a bass hits the drag has yet to fail and it has handled everything that has been thrown at it. Can't go wrong with the Revo S.
October 7, 2013
Clicking and grinding
Bought this reel a few months ago and was loving it! Palms nicely, casts like a dream! And handled several 3 and 4 lb largemouths very well,...but....now there is a clicking noise as I reel and the last fish I reeled in I noticed a grinding that didn't feel right. My son has the stx and not a problem whatsoever! I have always loved Abu and still will, but a bit disappointed as I have to travel quite a distance to purchase as I live in a smaller town. I hope Abu will know how to handle the prob. I have the receipt but haven't had the time to make the drive back to the place of purchase. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
September 16, 2013