Baitcaster Reels
Abu Garcia Revo X Casting Reel

Abu Garcia Revo X Casting Reel Review

Rated 85/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Abu Garcia Revo X has become one of the brand's most-sold baitcasting reels, not only because of its price tag but also due to its reliability and impressive performance. Many say this is all you need in a casting reel.

Estimated price: $99
  • Available in 5.4:1, 6.6:1, and 7.3:1 gear ratios
  • 8 ball bearings
  • Magnetic braking system
  • 18lb max drag

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • One of the most used and popular casting reels in its price range
  • Lightweight housing with corrosion-resistant frame
  • Having a slow retrieve option (5.4:1) is quite handy when it comes to working deeper, slower presentations such as deep crankbaits
  • 18lbs of drag pressure means it'll be able to handle fish of serious size
  • Carbon Matrix hybrid drag system provides consistent, smooth pressure
  • Easy adjustments with exterior magnetic brakes
  • Works comfortably with all kinds of lure weights, but a little more magnetic brake is needed for the more finesse presentations
  • Many say this is all you need in a casting reel
  • The most affordable option in the Revo series

Reasons not to buy

  • Quite a few customers have had the side plate of their reel fall off - definitely something to look out for
  • Some users have questioned the durability of the reel

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Reviewed by: Anonymous
Jan 26, 2023
Casts incredibly well and has a solid build quality. Not the smoothest reel in the world but it performs really well overall.

Bottom Line

The Revo X has become one of the most used casting reels in the bass angling industry, and this is partially due to its affordable price tag - but many say this provides all you need: smooth retrieval, long casting, and easily adjustable brakes in order to counter backlashes. The reel does have some users which question it's durability, but overall, this is definitely one of the best options if you're on a budget. If you're looking for a Revo option with better overall performance, it might be worth paying a bit more and looking at something like the Revo Premier.


About the brand

Abu Garcia's influence on the sportfishing community is simply unmatched. The company remains firmly committed to maintaining its industry leadership position by providing anglers with the highest quality, and the most innovative products.

Abu Garcia has also taken a very noticeable interest in bass fishing, providing some of the most advanced and innovative gear in the industry.

Professionals working with Abu Garcia:

  • Mike Iaconelli
  • Fletcher Shryock
  • Bobby Lane

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