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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Review 1 for (Unknown)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

nice reel

PostedJune 21, 2014
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Anonymous
from pennslyvannia
Age:Under 18
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:Yes
Experience:Intermediate
This is an awesome reel for 100 dollors. I am Using this reel for muskie and this reel is working out very well for moving high resestence and big muskie lures threw the water. This reel also has a lube port whitch is a very nice feature. I also really like how big that the handdle is on this reel it is huge and very easy to grab. It is also light weight though not as light as my revo rocket or sx but it is just about as smooth.
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Review 2 for (Unknown)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Smooth Operator

PostedMay 27, 2014
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Pike68
from Clear Lake, IA
Age:45-54
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:Yes
Experience:Expert
Picked up this reel this weekend. Started casting Muskie crank baits and bucktails with it. Very smooth and great castability. I enjoyed the clicking on the tension made it easy to tell how much I was adjusting. So far this little winch is worth the money. Very happy casting, fished with it for about 200 cast this weekend.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for (Unknown)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome Reel

PostedMay 26, 2014
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efos
from Colorado
Age:Under 18
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:No
Experience:Intermediate
This is an amazing reel it is light and reels smoothly I can cast my crankbaits a mile and it almost never backlashes. I can get caught on underwater trees and log and I'm almost always able to pull them back to shore with this reel. overall it is my favorite reel by far.
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Review 4 for (Unknown)
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1 / 5

Great reel, until...

PostedMay 21, 2014
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Kyle
from Minnesota
Age:25-34
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:Yes
Experience:Expert
Great reel for about 50 casts with a small square bill. However, the reel engaged at the beginning of a cast all of the sudden. After that, the reel buzzed loudly and wouldn't cast very far. Abu has exchanged for a new reel and hopefully the first issue was a fluke. Great reel up until that point. Will post new review after use of second reel.
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Review 5 for (Unknown)
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Fantastic Crankin' Combo Completion

PostedNovember 8, 2013
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FishinRick
from Ottawa, ON
Age:18-24
Favorite type of fishing:Freshwater
Number of times fishing per month:5+
Owns a boat:No
Experience:Intermediate
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Nearing the end of the season, I picked up and paired the Orra Winch on a 7' Veritas Medium to use for crankbaits. For a $100 reel I am very satisfied with the quality of the parts used. The metal drag star is much nicer than the plastic one on my Shimano Curado. Another big plus over the Curado is the clicking sound and feel of the spool tension knob, which I am a fan of (absent on the more expensive Curado). These give the reel a higher quality feel, and gives me more confidence in its manufacture. I know comparing these two reels to every detail is not necessary, but comparing components alone gives the advantage to Garcia for sure. The one component I am not such a big fan of is the magnetic braking system, which just can't compete with centrifugal in my personal opinion. Although the higher end Abu reels carry it, all levels of Shimano models carry it. I don't see why all levels of the Abu line couldn't as well.
As far as fishing this reel, I mainly used squarebills to start out with. Minimal spool tension adjustments and the brake system turned on no more than a fifth of the way and I could cast squarebills as far as I probably could on spinning gear. Unheard of performance for crankbaits as far as baitcasters had concerned me. It does not matter the brand or size, this thing is a squarebill sensei. Switching over to 5" minnow crankbaits was a slightly different story. Initially, adjusting the reel to properly cast these baits took a little longer, and if not tuned to within a hair of perfection caused major backlash. These birdnests were 100% of the time fixable, and I never had to cut them out, they were just a major annoyance. This most likely had more to do with throwing new fluoro in colder weather, because after a few outings with this thing it was beginning to show the same casting greatness it had for the squarebills. A slight increase in braking and it was starting to throw minnow cranks farther than I had ever come close to on other baitcasters.
The bottom line is this is a superb reel, and I doubt there is very much on the market, let alone for $100, that can compare for cranking. I have my eyes set on the Revo Winch for my next crank reel. I think Abu might have my business for a long time if they continue the path they seem to be taking.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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