What is it?
Abu Garcia Revo MGX.
What does it do?
Tears the paint off of your bait with its ultra-high speed 7.9:1 gear ratio. A 7.1:1 ratio is also available.
Why do I need it?
Abu Garcia says that you’d be hard-pressed to find a lighter (this is a mere 5.4 ounces) and stronger reel for the money. The faster the reel you have, the quicker you can catch up with a fish after a bite or during a fight, upping your chances of sticking and landing it.
How do I use it?
You’ll want to pair this scorcher with power techniques such as swimming a jig, flipping or worming. Basically anything but cranking or light-line finesse work. However, the titanium-coated line guide is said to cast braid easily.
What sets it apart?
The MGX takes top billing in Garcia’s high-end stable, for good reason. It’s lighter and faster than any previous Revo, and Garcia stands behind it with its rock-solid 1-year warranty. The frame is a 1-piece X-Mag magnesium alloy and the sideplates are made of C6 carbon, meaning this reel is slim and trim. Housed inside the frame are nine corrosion-resistant ball bearings and Garcia’s proprietary Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake System. Plus, it’s got a wealth of eye-catching aesthetic upgrades.
Abu Garcia suggests a retail price of $349.95.