light and comfortable
just got the villain and its by far the best rod i have used. so light and comfortable. i got it paired with the revo stx and it works great. casts far and the handle is for max comfort. the micro guides make accurate casing a breeze. the trigger makes the reel feel so comfortable in your hand, its like an extension of you arm.works great cant wait to use it again
April 20, 2013
I was using ABU Veritas and Shimano Crucial rods for most of my setups. Had problems with Veritas and swapped it for a Villian. What a difference. The Villian rods are the lightest most sensitive rods I have ever used. The guides are much better too. I have gotten rid of my Veritas and Crucials and now have 7 of the Villian rods paired with Revo STX, Premiers, and MGX. I use the MGX with Villian 6ft 6 for jerk baits and finese jigs, Premier with Villian 6' 9" for jigs and plastics, STX with Villian 6' 9" for spinnerbaits and top waters (this has got to be the best spinnerbait combo ever). STX with Villian 7' 1" for punch baits. I fish year round and depend on my gear. Thanks ABU Garcia.
April 12, 2013
Lot's of fun!
I have seven of these rods, two of these rods (VLC80-7 8'), and I love them, I have a (RVO TR WNCH 61) mounted with 17lb Nanofil.
I use this for the most for Stripers and blues, everyone thought I was nutz on the boat (might be true), but a few of the regulars have moved that way. It is a blast when you get a big blue on or a 30lb Striper. I have never lost a fish do to equipment, just my haste or stupidity of not paying attention. I also have the (VLS71-6 Spinning) with a (Revo Premier 20 (PRM20)) with the same line on it. I use this for when we are into smaller Stripers or big Fluke.
March 28, 2013
Best Abu Rod ever designed/made!
I've always been a faithful St. Croix fan boy until this rod came out. I picked up the 7'1" MH Fast action and paired it with the Revo Gen 2 SX 11 bearings 6.4:1. I only bought the Revo Gen 2 because I got for a great deal (BIN $ 55). This combo is incredibly light (Revo Gen 3 would've been lighter) compared to my 7' M Fast EXO PT rod/reel combo and 7'6" H Fast St. Croix Avid with Pfluger Patriarch combo. Thanks Abu Garcia for feeding my addiction to fishing some more! I will definitely be buying 3-5 more of these rods and also an MGX LH retrieve, the Premier LH retrieve and 2 more Revo Gen 3 SXs in a couple of months. I am a converted man and will never ever use anything else other then Abu Garcia! Abu Garcia FOR LIFE!!!!!
March 18, 2013