I pair a 6'9" Casting rod with my Revo MGX as my go to kayak and wade fishing combo. The rod is sensitive enough to allow me to finesse a soft plastic, topwater, or twitch baits on the Texas Gulf Coast. A great rod at a great price.
January 7, 2014
Awesome rod, especially when paired with the MGX.
I've been using this rod, paired with an MGX, for two years now and it is an amazing setup. The two together are a super light, compact, sensitive combo. This combo makes all of my other Revo reel / Shimano rod combos feel heavy. I love this setup so much that I added another last year, so now I have two. And an added plus............this combo actually floats. So, if you drop it in the lake, no need to strip down and dive in after it. Nobody wants to see that anyway. Unfortunately, one of my Villain rods broke recently while casting a weightless wacky rigged senko worm. I don't know how that even happened. I will be sending it in soon under warranty. I don't know that this incident is really reflective of the craftsmanship of the Villain line of rods. I think maybe it was just a defect in this particular rod. I know folks that have had rods (other brands) break at times when you don't think it's possible. Anyway, one broken rod will not change my mind about this product. AWESOME!
December 8, 2013
Impresed ... But.
Have used this rod for about everything this summer. For the most part it has been everything I needed and was looking for. Pulled in many of nice small mouth, walleye, and jack fish this season. And it had the jam to handle in a 30 pound channel cat that was a total suprise one day. ... But even with my care and attention, yep busted guides. Less than a full season. Though to justify the price when your still doing repairs.
October 12, 2013
I will never ever use other Reel n Rod again .....
I love REVO MGX and Villain Rod !! i will never ever use other product again , Abu Garcia is the BEST !!
September 6, 2013