Review: Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel

Abu Garcia Revo SX

Outdoor Empire TOP-3 bass fishing reel

Serious anglers are often quite discerning when it comes to spinning reels, and they typically demand high-caliber performance, reliability and value of every reel they use.

Unfortunately, serious anglers can’t always afford the finest reels on the market.  

So, it often becomes necessary to find the best possible reel available at a low to moderate price point. If you fit into this category of serious, but budget-conscious anglers, you’ll definitely want to check out the Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel.  



Abu Garcia is one of the leading names in the fishing industry, and they boast an impressive lineup of rods and reels.

The Revo SX Spinning Reel is one of the nicer spinning reels they produce, and it is an excellent option for those trying to balance quality and performance with value.  

Each of the reels in the four-model series are carbon-based, lightweight and strong. Built for performance, they all feature several of Abu Garcia’s proprietary innovations, including the Rocket line management™ system and the Everlast™ bail.

Above all else, the Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel provides smooth casting and cranking, thanks to its nine-bearing system (8 + 1 design) and one-piece aluminum gearbox.


Specifications and Special Features 

Before you consider purchasing an Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel, be sure to familiarize yourself with its specifications and special features so that you can be sure it will suit your fishing style and preferences.  


There are four different models in the Revo SX Spinning Reel Series, and each has slightly different specifications. The higher the model number, the heavier the reel.  


Model Monofilament Capacity Braided Line Capacity Line Recovery Ball Bearings Maximum Drag Pressure Reel Weight 
REVO2SX10 110 yards of 6-lb-test 150 yards of 6-lb-test 30 inches per turn 8 + 1 10 pounds 7.2 ounces 
REVO2SX20 120 yards of 8-lb-test 175 yards of 8-lb-test 33 inches per turn 8 + 1 11 pounds 7.3 ounces 
REVO2SX30 175 yards of 8-lb-test 180 yards of 10-lb-test 35 inches per turn 8 + 1 11 pounds 7.9 ounces 
REVO2SX40 230 yards of 10-lb-test 250 yards of 14-lb-test 40 inches per turn 8 + 1 17 pounds 9.2 ounces 


Each of the reels in the Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Series can be set up for either left- or right-handed retrieves.  

Special Features

The Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Series Reels come packed with a number of attractive features. Unless otherwise noted, each of the reels includes the following:  

  • K-Clutch anti-reverse feature provides rock-solid hooksets 
  • Nine bearing system features eight stainless-steel HPCR bearings and one roller bearing 
  • One-piece X-craftic aluminum gearbox 
  • Insert-molded C6 carbon body 
  • Silky smooth carbon matrix hybrid drag system
  • Front-positioned drag adjustment
  • Rocket line management™ system
  • Lightweight graphite rotor with Everlast™ bail 
  • Braid-ready aluminum spool  

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