Casting Rods
Abu Garcia Vengeance Casting Rod

Abu Garcia Vengeance Casting Rod Review

Rated 77.5/100 overall based on feedback from 2 users
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The Vengeance is one of Abu Garcia's more affordable casting rods and it'll do the job for almost any technique. The newest Vengeance is built to be lighter and more durable than ever. This rod would make a great option if you're new to baitcasting rods, and looking to pick up a rod that can perform adequately for any technique.

Estimated price: $49
  • 24 Ton Graphite blank
  • Stainless steel guides with Titanium-oxide inserts
  • High density EVA foam split grip
  • Blank exposed reel seat for greater sensitivity

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Tough 24-Ton graphite blank gives the rod good strength and decent sensitivity
  • Abu strived in building the new Vengeance to be lighter than previous models
  • The Vegeance's stainless steel guides are durable and light
  • High density EVA foam handle is grippy and weather resistant - many prefer this material for sensitivity as well
  • Many anglers commend the strength of this rod, saying it can get bass out of tight situations
  • Well-balanced casting rod
  • This rod is very budget-friendly, and performs as described
  • A suitable rod option for someone looking to try out a baitcasting setup

Reasons not to buy

  • Anglers have had issues with the guides fraying the line when there is high pressure, such as a fish being pulled in
  • This rod doesn't provide the best in sensitivity
  • Many say this rod is a bit too firm, especially at the tip

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Reviewed by: H.Perez
Oct 06, 2023
Got this rod at Academy for a STEAL. $19 dollars and paired it up with my JDM Shimano SLX DC XT. MH with Fast action. So far its been great, caught several fish with with set up. Very sensitive with great backbone. Running 10 pound fluorocarbon, essentially a finesse rig. Love it so far
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Reviewed by: JT
Dec 14, 2022
Performs as described - bought this for my son.

Bottom Line

The Vengeance casting rod is a solid build that has a strong backbone and decent sensitivity. This rod is a bit bulkier and won't be as lightweight or sensitive as some of their other, higher-priced models. However, for the price you're paying, this rod will definitely perform as it's described, and you'll be able to try out almost any technique in the book.


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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