Are there any weaknesses in the Abu Revo Toro baitcaster? We have discovered that yes there are! Not all salmon/surf casting reels are created equal when it comes to reliability and long-life under the pressure of constant casting.
How does the Abu Revo Toro Beast 60HS (and smaller 50HS) compare with the earlier Abu 7500 and 7000 series Abu reels on the following criteria?
1. Casting distance performance?
2. Rugged reliability?
3. Value for money?
From Fishingmag on FB Tom Peters: The Revo is without a doubt the best ABU reel I have ever used, and I had a large range of them. Some as old as 40+ years. The Revo has a much smoother drag and it casts like a dream.
Timothy Nicol I have a mate who owns a beast 50 and I own a beast 60 HS. Much much more rugged than it’s predecessors.
It’s hands down one of the best overhead reels I’ve owned… and I’ve got a lot (6500c3, 7000 + Shimano’s etc)! The 50 and 60’s are roughly the same size, the 60 just has a deeper spool which holds more line so wouldn’t go 50 size.
The HS retrieve makes it awesome in the surf but you can also use it in the gut and upriver if you want. It comes with 3 different handles as well.
The brakes and bearings are awesome. Highly recommend, Allan.
17 March 2017
Allan Burgess: I appreciate your comments, Tim. I assume you are using braid?