Abu Garcia Revo MGX Fishing Reel & Villain Rod | Bass Fishing

Abu Garcia Revo MGX Fishing Reel & Villain Rod | Bass Fishing


Hey BassResource fans, Mike Iaconelli here,
2011 ICAST. I’m here at the Abu-Garcia booth today. I want to talk to you about some of
the hot new products, rods and reels, from Abu-Garcia. Let’s start with the reel. I know you’ve heard
a lot of buzz about the new Revo, the black Revo. I know you heard the buzz about it and
now finally we’re introducing it. It won best of show yesterday at ICAST; it’s the Revo
MGX. Absolutely in my mind, it’s the lightest, strongest, most durable Abu ever built. Let’s take a look at some of the features
of this thing. First of all, let’s look at the gearing and the materials. They’re using
a lot of aluminium in this thing to lighten it up and it’s super strong. Ten ball bearings
in this thing, I mean, super number of ball bearings to make it smooth, to make your casting
easier. The gear ratio, you ready for this? And I’m
not going to stutter, 7.9 to 1 gear ratio. Let me repeat 7.9 to 1 gear ratio. What that
means is super quick line recovery. If you flip that jig in there, it bites it, it comes
at you. You’re going to be able to pick up that line. If you’re burning spinner baits
or burning vibration baits, 7.9 to 1 is really, really going to help you. And then finally, let me get to this thing,
which is the weight of the reel. This thing comes in at under a quarter of a pound. Can
you imagine that? A reel that weighs less that a pound that’s going to disappear in
your hand, become an extension of your body. If you add all this stuff up together, what
it means is that you’re going to be a more efficient angler on the water. OK, let’s get to this rod now. We talked a
lot about the MGX, let’s get to the new Abu rod called the Villain. And the Villain rod
is a perfect match to the MGX, not only in color, not only does it look cool together,
it’s a light rod. This thing wears less than a pound. So now together, you’ve got a combo
that weighs less than 2 pounds total. This is thing is 40 ton graphite. What that means is it’s a super strong, sensitive
rod. They’re using a lot of the same nanotechnology that they used in the other Abu rods. It’s
got the EVA foam grip, it’s got the super strong lightweight guides. I mean to me, this
is the ultimate combo. As a professional angler, I want to be on the water 12, 14 hours a day.
I want to be able to make 2,000 casts in a day, and this light combo’s going to help
me do that. Mike Iconelli here at 2011 ICAST to tell you
to check out the new Abu stuff, the new MGX reel, the Villain rod, and you’re going to
become a better fisherman.

13 thoughts on “Abu Garcia Revo MGX Fishing Reel & Villain Rod | Bass Fishing

  1. Ike, ive never seen a baitcaster that weighted more than a lb. lol.. My current worm rig setup weights 11oz total w line.

  2. Yes, y'all caught is slip. Congrats. It was the end of a very long, hard day at ICAST, so give him a little slack. He meant that both rod and reel weigh under 1 lb total.

  3. The Revo MGX is the BEST baitcaster reel on the market!! Yeah Daiwa fans, it's better than the Steez, Yes Shimano fans, it's better than the Core..

  4. I wonder why he said the reel is less than a pound?? My revo sx weighs 8oz.=1/2 pound….my abu 5600 ws weighs 10 oz….I know the reel is like 4 oz and that is amazing! my rod and reels on my wall weigh less than 2 lbs total, so to me just a normal reel, which this reel definitely isn't. If he would have said it weighs less than a pound..that would have probably got Abu more sales, just a humble opinion over here..

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