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Old 16-01-2019, 08:09 PM
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Hi Mickyj,

I think what you found here in replies is the fact that not too many people own or used this reel personally.

The Abu brand was a well respected brand in the past but these days the competition is fierce on the spinning reels market and the range available is pretty wide.

The main players are Shimano and Daiwa (as you would already know) and the lack of responses on the ABU ALX reel reflects that.
There will always be a few smart people suggesting you buy something else without having any sort of knowledge on the subject, so deal with it (like all of us, me included). But that's the nature of the asking question on the open forum.

You would definitely land a 40cm bream on this reel (like any other reel), however you should consider a few extra things when buying the reel in general:

1. Warranty (1, 5 and 10 years)
2. Longevity (materials used and your maintenance and care to factor in)
3. Reliability (quality materials and workmanship), well designed.
4. Popularity, hence the spare parts availability and support from the manufacturer over the years
5. Weight and overall feel (light or geary when rotating the handle)
6. Reel suitability for use in fresh only or salt water, i.e. corrosion resistance
7. Number of ball bearings (the rule of thumb, the more the better as they provide the necessary support to the internals including gears and shafts), which again translates to higher cost
8. Comes with one or two spools
9. The last but not the least: colour scheme (nah, just joking mate)

I personally have never used ABU Revo reels so apologies for not been able to help with your original query.

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I think you hit the nail on the head everyone knows everything about a reel theyve probably never even seen in A Shop.
I've landed 38 cm bream on both plastics and hardbodies on both shinamo and diawa . Shimano 750 and Diawa 1000
And 40 cm mullies on a 1500 Diawa set up for bream
I went through a faze before 2015 and now 2019 getting a larger bream on a smaller reel.
Now I want to upgrade and I know ask on fishing forums and everyman and their dog knows everything except what you actually asked .

From my bad memories this reel had 7 Ball bearings.
But as I wrote somewhere I'll ask at Tackleworld tomorrow.
I do have a thick skin Alex but at some stage even a elephant has to react
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Old 16-01-2019, 08:45 PM
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And I guess my issue is I take too long thinking over things
Procrastinate too much

And I should know some people know everything about everything that they've never ever seen
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Old 16-01-2019, 08:49 PM
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[QUOTE=Mickyj;693882]And I guess my issue is I take too long thinking over things

Nothing wrong with making an informed decision when spending for ongoing enjoyment is concerned . Regards, HBt.
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Old 16-01-2019, 08:55 PM
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And I guess my issue is I take too long thinking over things

Nothing wrong with making an informed decision when spending for ongoing enjoyment is concerned . Regards, HBt.

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Old 16-01-2019, 09:56 PM
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Hi Micky You could not ask for a better reply from a non user than what Alex has just given you. In fact his reply would have me questioning any favourable reply from a user. I am sure you will choose the right reel for you. Whatever you decide take your rod in and try your choice on it. That may just be what helps you make up your mind. Regards Dean.
Cheers HB,

Thanks for adding another valuable point of trying the new reel on the rod it will go to.

This is the best way of checking on the balance and feel.
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Old 16-01-2019, 10:07 PM
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Cheers HB,

Thanks for adding another valuable point of trying the new reel on the rod it will go to.

This is the best way of checking on the balance and feel.
For some reason HBTs post doesn't appear for me
Except for Alex quoting it funny that .
Would it be funny taking in my shimano extreme spin stick to try Abu Garcia.

Thanks Alex
And thanks HB that post isnt showing up for me
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Old 17-01-2019, 02:39 AM
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Just go and get it and start enjoy using it

4 weeks ago i decided to go back and try low profile baitcasters again,wasn't sure exactly what brands i wanted.Purchased 6 reels in some Daiwa,Shimano and Quantum.Once the Daiwa gets here next week i'll have up pictures and try get a information discussion going on these reels,i have already started using them and so should you with that ALX
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Old 17-01-2019, 02:51 AM
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Just go and get it and start enjoy using it

4 weeks ago i decided to go back and try low profile baitcasters again,wasn't sure exactly what brands i wanted.Purchased 6 reels in some Daiwa,Shimano and Quantum.Once the Daiwa gets here next week i'll have up pictures and try get a information discussion going on these reels,i have already started using them and so should you with that ALX
That's better Jonnie
I was using the shimano symetre 750 had issues with braid whatever the tackleshop put on I had issues with . You spend money and it lasted one use
They blamed the snags in my local honesty one hour use and it would snap in my hand . Before that no issue I was landing nice bream. Secondhand reel I bought on here . Diawa Laguna 1000 I was landing bream but the braid would how can I explain this spool would go like a bird nest halfway through on both spools .
I used the shimano Sienna when I bought it new changed to new braid didn't like
The casting distance . Dragged out the old diawa aird 1500 autmn when my local went to sleep I got a few late bream 30 to 32 cms.
Needed New braid threw on the Sienna and the salmon came back to West lakes.
When that went quiet My local produced some bream then tiny salmon .
Just thought it's time for a new reel
I know to buy braid they put on out the back .
Whatever I buy I hope it works
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Old 17-01-2019, 03:16 AM
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Re MGX on one forum one user who services there own reels said the internals are junk,now how accurate is that and does it apply to the ALX aswell ?
Had a look at Tackleworld reel options and what suites your fishing style,if you were reconsidering

Shimano Nasci
Shimano Stradic
Daiwa Fuego LT
I have all three of those reels and so does Tackleworld
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Old 17-01-2019, 03:33 AM
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Re MGX on one forum one user who services there own reels said the internals are junk,now how accurate is that and does it apply to the ALX aswell ?
Had a look at Tackleworld reel options and what suites your fishing style,if you were reconsidering

Shimano Nasci
Shimano Stradic
Daiwa Fuego LT
I have all three of those reels and so does Tackleworld
From my research the MGX is the next model up from the ALX and are $299.
The Nasci is the new name for the symetre.

I started when I switched from fly fishing for bream to hard bodies I was using a 2500.
Going to the 1000 diawa had issues
But I'll think about the other reels I have decided to move up from a 1000 either 1500 or 2000.
Tackleworld will help me out . Got to use them my kids are giving me a gift voucher for my birthday Friday otherwise I'd walk to DohDohDoh or Anaconda. Although I prefer tackleworld or tackleshops for bigger items like reels .
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Old 17-01-2019, 10:41 PM
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Ok going by everyone's comments Alex , Jonnie and HBT
I made my decision not to purchase the Abu Garcia reel
Major draw back besides the price which I knew was the spool depth.
So I did purchase a Diawa LT exceler 2500 if I've spelt it right doh spooled with 5 lb braid
I Compared this reel shimano and the Abu Garcia
All three had issues but I liked the diawa
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Old 18-01-2019, 12:29 AM
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Hi Micky. You didnt like this reel in the 2000 size? Regards HBt.
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Old 18-01-2019, 12:44 AM
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Hi Micky. You didnt like this reel in the 2000 size? Regards HBt.
They didn't have it in the 2000
And somehow they look smaller these days
I could've got 2000 in another reel more $$$
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Old 18-01-2019, 02:02 AM
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From what I have read it is only 2mm bigger than the old Daiwa 2000 anyway. Regards HBt.
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