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#10754039 - 04/08/15 12:43 PM Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch
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Registered: 10/22/03
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Loc: North Texas
Does anybody have an opinion on which is the better reel - Abu Garcia Revo STX or Shimano Curado or Chronarch? I'm about to update the gear. I have always been a Shimano guy butI was curious if the Revo STX is better. The price for each is similar.
Which would you purchase?


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#10756911 - 04/09/15 03:55 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 773
Loc: Venus Texas
Always been a Abu Garcia guy myself , but I love my Revos
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#10757466 - 04/09/15 08:30 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 03/07/14
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For me personally... Ill go with Shimano on spinning reel and Abu on baitcaster.
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#10785994 - 04/21/15 09:26 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
Matt "Moondog" Mooney Offline
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Registered: 04/13/15
Posts: 49
Shimano Curado I

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#10786248 - 04/21/15 11:29 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 06/04/06
Posts: 1836
Loc: Plano
Have the Revos both SX and STX and also have Curados and Chronarchs. In my opinion the Shimanos are superior in casting and durability over the Revos. Chronarchs have really impressed me. Revos hardly make it in my boat anymore.

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#10786773 - 04/22/15 09:23 AM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 68
Loc: Aubrey TX
I have both and fish with the shimano always! they are much smoother, better casting, and lighter. Another thing I have found to be problematic is the revo pinches the snot out of my index finger when the line guide comes across. its just the way I palm my reel, but OUCH! Never had this happen with the shimano design.

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#10787881 - 04/22/15 02:46 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 03/03/15
Posts: 66
dude, get a lews

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#10788379 - 04/22/15 04:43 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: 10to1]
lodell23 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 589
Loc: Denton TX
Originally Posted By: 10to1
I have both and fish with the shimano always! they are much smoother, better casting, and lighter. Another thing I have found to be problematic is the revo pinches the snot out of my index finger when the line guide comes across. its just the way I palm my reel, but OUCH! Never had this happen with the shimano design.
I'm not the only one!!!

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#10802690 - 04/28/15 05:41 AM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 372
Loc: rockwall, texas
I have revos chronarchs and curados and I like all three types. but as for dependability and reliability, I say the chronarch/curado is the best choice.

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#10802925 - 04/28/15 08:04 AM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 04/06/14
Posts: 314
Shimano's are not lighter. Check the specs on their websites and you will see. I have both (curado, revo stx, and even chronarch) of the new versions. The Revo is a much smaller profile and easier to hold and cast with, especially for pitching and flipping. I like them both, for some reason the Shimano's feel stronger in my hand (if that makes sense), but the revo is way smoother and casts farther with less trouble. I have caught many big fish on all... my Revo STX has become my go to.

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#10804903 - 04/28/15 07:33 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
slshaneus Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 410
i use lew's and revo's, got away from shimano when they went to the "G" series junk....... and will not buy another till they fix the sticky grip problem

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#10807015 - 04/29/15 03:19 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
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Registered: 04/20/15
Posts: 3
Buy the curado and the citica is actually the same the as the old green curado

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#10807020 - 04/29/15 03:22 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: 4x4Active]
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Registered: 04/20/15
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#10807187 - 04/29/15 04:33 PM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: Max flipper]
J2H1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/12
Posts: 176
Loc: Red Oak, TX
I went all Revos. ABU Garcia has better support for their products. I can still buy parts for old red 5000s from 1972. Shimano doesn't do that. When Southwest parts said the parts weren't available for some of my Shimanos, I retired them all and went pure ABU.

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#10809158 - 04/30/15 11:20 AM Re: Revo STX vs Shimano Curado/ Chronarch [Re: lodell23]
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Registered: 03/30/04
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Loc: Justin, TX
Originally Posted By: lodell23
Originally Posted By: 10to1
I have both and fish with the shimano always! they are much smoother, better casting, and lighter. Another thing I have found to be problematic is the revo pinches the snot out of my index finger when the line guide comes across. its just the way I palm my reel, but OUCH! Never had this happen with the shimano design.
I'm not the only one!!!

Same here with Chronarch being the best hands down. Smoothest casting reel I've ever used but I consistently use my CU-100 because of the size. Love my little green reels.
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