Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel Review: Is it a Stradic Killer?

Introduction The Abu Garcia Revo SX is a well-made and relatively lightweight spinning reel that delivers smooth performance, it is quite well suited for freshwater applications. While it may not reach the level of a Shimano Vanford or Stradic, it is a worthy alternative and can be a bargain when sold at a discount. Abu … Read more

Does Penn make any good trout reels? (Saltwater reels in the fresh)

Penn is one of the biggest names in offshore reels, they built their reputation on classics like the Senator, International, and the Spinfisher. These are all heavy duty reels designed for catching powerful fighting fish in the salt. So whether you are a Penn loyalist, or just want to try something a little different, what … Read more

Abu Garcia MGXtreme Spinning Reel Review

(Editor note: For archival reasons I have republished this review from my main buyer’s guide. The MGXtreme is now difficult to find retail) This is the flagship freshwater spinning reel from Abu Garcia. It does not come cheap with a recommended retail price of over $400. This makes it nearly double the price of excellent … Read more