Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme Reel
The Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme is a low profile casting reel displaying the latest technological advancements available in the reel industry today. The Revo MGXtreme is truly an an engineering marvel that is best classified as a tackle enthusiasts dream - this reel is Abu Garcia's answer to the JDM style reels of Daiwa and possesses all the features desired by even the most discerning critic. First and foremost. the Revo MGXtreme is incredibly light in weight coming in at just 4.9oz - .5oz less than the standard Revo MGX - this is one astonishingly light reel that pairs up well with any casting rod. Aesthetically speaking, the MGXtreme is super neat looking and exhibits the JDM look that is so popular among bass anglers and tackle enthusiasts alike. The aggressive frame design is greatly enhances by the red accent colors of the drag, spool tension knob, handle and spool - this reel really pops. Getting into the reels mechanics, the first feature of note is the 10 bearing system that begins with 7 stainless steel HPCR bearings + one roller bearing. Two additional CeriLite spool bearings are the key to the reel's amazing casting distance and the reel's overall smoothness. The one piece frame of the reel exhibits incredible rigidity delivering strength when fighting fish and will retain its integrity through many years of hard wear and tear. The reel's Carbon Matrix Drag provides consistent drag pressure across the entire drag system and maxes out at about 12lbs on full drag.
Fishing with light lures will prove quite effortless in both casting and retrieve - casting small lures on light line can prove very difficult with a majority of casting reels - the MGXtreme casts these finesse baits with ease. This ability is largely derived from the ICB-IV - Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) which gives very precise brake adjustments allowing anglers to more accurately cast lures without fear of backlash. Additionally, advanced anglers can really customize their brake to optimize their presentations. As we take a look at the Revo MGXtreme handle one will immediately notice the compact, bent carbon design. This was engineered to provide a more ergonomic grip that focuses the power of the user more directly on the task at hand instead of fighting the gear itself - the result is less energy expelled and a more comfortable day on the water. Continuing on to the reel knobs its evident there is something different about the MGXTreme - the knobs are round EVA foam that provides improved grip and honestly, looks pretty darn cool as well. The reel does come with regular style knobs should you prefer.
Technically speaking, the Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme is one of the most complete low profile casting reels on the market today. But, what does all this mean to you the angler. Purchasing an MGXtreme will mean you are getting one of the lightest reels ever engineered. The light weight design will reduce fatigue especially for techniques that require the angler to hold the rod upright for extended periods of time or impart a great deal of action on the lure. Additionally, the reel casts incredibly well and not just distance, its also very accurate and the likelihood of a professional overrun (backlash) is quite slim. Finally, the reel looks amazing. Its a real work of art and rarely is this kind of detail put into a mass produced reel. The reel's price is right in line with the reel's quality displaying a premium price tag for a premium reel. The Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme is available in right hand models only and displays a 7.1:1 gear ratio which makes this is a high speed reel. For more detailed information on the reel specs please see the chart below.
Key Features of the Revo MGXtreme
Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme Series
- 10 bearing system
- 7 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing
- 2 additional CeramiLite Spool Bearings provide improved casting performance
- One piece X-Mag™ alloy frame
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
- C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without sacrificing strength and durability
- IVCB-IV™ (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) gives very precise brake adjustments allowing anglers to easily cast a wide variety of baits
- Infini II™ spool design for extended castability and extreme loads
- Compact bent carbon handle provides a more ergonomic design that is extremely lightweight
- Round EVA knob provides improved grip for improved cranking power
- Aircraft grade aluminum main gear provides weight reduction without sacrificing durability
||12 lbs. / 115 yds.
||30 lbs. / 130 yds.