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#11439613 - 02/25/16 05:57 PM Abu Garcia
NitroRunner Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Dallas Texas
I have been using Abu Garcia reels for a good while now and I love my older generation REVO STX's and Winch models. However I bought several of the latest generation of STX and winch reels and I am less than thrilled with them . They dont cast as well and the winch series I cannot get them set up to cast a crank bait in the wind without a major backlash unless I screw the spool down tight which kills the distance. My older winch reels I can cast directly into the wind with no backlashes. About the only thing I like about the new ones is they are lighter. So my question is what reel to try in the same price range? I am thinking about giving the Diawa Tatula reels a try. I have a couple of Curados and one I love and one I hate so I am not going down that path again. Thanks for your opinions.
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#11439635 - 02/25/16 06:11 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
OneFishAway Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/17/15
Posts: 381
Loc: Haslet
I bought a new Revo STX and had the same issue. Sold it and bought another Curado.
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#11440089 - 02/25/16 09:03 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
David Medler Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/17/10
Posts: 561
Loc: Pottsboro, Tx.
I'm an Abu guy and have used just about all of them. I like the SX better than the STX and I like the Premiers better than the MGX. Every reel out there has the potential to be a "lemon". Don't give up on the Revos.

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#11440377 - 02/25/16 10:44 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
04champ Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 5277
I feel the same way, love my Gen 1 Revos but don't love the rest. I bought some Curado and Chronarchs this year and like them a lot.

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#11443715 - 02/27/16 04:21 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
NitroRunner Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Dallas Texas
Thanks for the opinions guys
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#11443827 - 02/27/16 05:55 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1089
Loc: Royse City, Texas
Personally love the Premiers over any of the others.
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#11444231 - 02/27/16 09:28 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
rxkid2001 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3910
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Lews bb1

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#11444346 - 02/27/16 10:15 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
David Parker Offline
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Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 2862
Im glad im not the only one that feels the same way about the newer revos.The breaking system is to pfluegery for me.the 1st generation models were the best.

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#11444361 - 02/27/16 10:21 PM Re: Abu Garcia [Re: NitroRunner]
David Parker Offline
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Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 2862
The daiwa zillion would be the closest thing comparable to an older 1st generation stx.they are more expensive but feel and palm like the revo.

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