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#11811709 - 09/04/16 08:22 AM Revo STX help
Costa Plente Offline

Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 202
Loc: Gatesville/Lake Fork
I have been buying Revo STXs for ever and have quit afew of them, but don't know if they are Gen 1,2 or 3s. I just bought a new one and I assumed it was a Gen 3 but I was unsure so while I was at Lake Fork last week I took it to two different places that work on reels. One place looked and said it was a Gen 1 and the other couldn't decide between a Gen 2 or 3. I know that I have some older STXs that are heaver and have straight handles which I thought were Gen 1 reels but I am unsure now. I asked both places how to tell the difference between the models and got two different answers. I know that a lot of Revo reels sell on this forum that are said to be Gen 1,2,or 3 and would like to know how they determine what they are selling so that I can identify what I have.

#11811802 - 09/04/16 09:51 AM Re: Revo STX help [Re: Costa Plente]
David Parker Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 3099
Heres a 1st gen.STX and a 2nd gen.STX.The 1st gen has the straight handles and magnetic only brake.The 2nd gen. has the swept handle and has the pfluegery magnetic/centrifugal brake.I prefer the gen.1 out of all STX's.Its hard to believe they debuted nearly 10 years ago.

#11811805 - 09/04/16 09:56 AM Re: Revo STX help [Re: Costa Plente]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14240
Loc: Hurst, TX
Since these are reels you already own and aren't buying used, here is a simple method. See the piece inside the star drag?

Gen 1---silver

Gen 2-- gold

Gen 3 --black

#11811896 - 09/04/16 11:35 AM Re: Revo STX help [Re: Costa Plente]
Costa Plente Offline

Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 202
Loc: Gatesville/Lake Fork
From what ya'll are telling me I have all Gen 1 and 2. I picked up a new Gen 2, which, I though was a Gen 3 for 130.00. It was still cheaper than what I paid for my other Gen 2s and it was new in the box. I wasn't lied to by the seller because I didn't ask. Just assumed that it was a Gen 3. You know what they say about making assumptions. I should of asked before I bought.

#11811988 - 09/04/16 01:47 PM Re: Revo STX help [Re: Costa Plente]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2709
Loc: Back at Palestine
Gen 3 spool tension knob is black. They are also a bit smaller and lighter than the gen 1 and 2. I sold all of my gen 1-2 stx to get gen 3 a couple years ago. You can find gen 3 on eBay new for 125-145 most of the time. Coach
Wishin I was Fishin!!!

#11812042 - 09/04/16 02:36 PM Re: Revo STX help [Re: Costa Plente]
Texascajun69 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 592
Loc: Hemphill,Texas, USA
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