Abu Garcia. FOR LIFE. Best purchase ever...I just bought two more.
I made the decision to purchase the Revo Toro 50HS after watching the Team Jack videos of the Inshore model, back in June of 2009. I fish saltwater 99% of the time. I love this reel. From shoreline to inshore, in and around San Diego, I have stuck many, many fish. Well, in the last week, I have sold my Curado 200DHSV for the Revo Inshore, and Curado 300EJ for the Revo Toro NaCl. My only regret is, I should have done this much sooner. Too bad Rebate Offer only applies to a Rod & Reel Purchase, and not a Reel & Reel purchase, other than that...Fish BEWARE! Abu Garcia. FOR LIFE.
May 8, 2013
Corrosion and thumb bar problem
I had been a big fan of Abu Garcia low profiles ever since I used the Gen 2 Premier. Unfortunately this reel had been disappointing.
- Part of the frame corroded, causing the paint to bubble up despite washing it with warm water every time I used it. In fact it happened in less than 20 hours of usage, barely 2 months since I got it.
- The thumb-bar frequently gets stuck, requiring me to alternative between cranking and pressing it again a few times to get it working.
- Drag is extremely sticky out of the box, more so than other brands.
This is a pity because the reel is great other wise, surprising castability, strong drag once properly greased and ergonomic. Cranking power is as expected of a low profile.
February 26, 2013
revo toro 60 hs
used this reel for muskie for three weeks over two yrs, great reel . ran accross a couple issues one the thumb bar does stick once every 100 or so casts hasn't caused and major problems with that yet , Two the side plate got loose on me and fell off dureing use, once i figured how to put that back together i over tighted the screw on the top side plate of the handle side and broke it, thankfully it all held together for the rest of the week, it is being repaired now, in Spirit lake, IA. over all a good reel. but for the price shouldn't have any issues. a Record reel or 6600C4 does a good job too for a fraction of the price.
February 11, 2013
I have been using the Revo Toro 60 hs for 6 months, the performance has been great. However the “X-Cräftic™ Alloy Frame and Side Plate for Corrosion Resistance” are not up to standard. My reel is starting to corrode after only being used in fresh water lakes, none of my other reels are affected.
October 26, 2012