Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel Review (12-Pound/115-Yard)

Featured here in this review, we bring to you what is called the next generation of extreme lightweight design in the baitcasting reel department. In this review, we look at  the Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel in the 12lbs and 115 yards capacity.  This Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel defines the next generation with its REVOlution edition. The REVO MGX is a combination of an enhanced compact design with a ground-breaking X-Mag™ alloy frame. With this alloy frame, the REVO MGX has a C6 carbon side plates which produces the evolution of ultra-lightweight low profile reel technology.

Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel Review

Abu Garcia REVO MGX Side View

Unique to the Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel is the Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake (IVCB-IV™) that sets the standard for cast control in all other reels. The reel’s has 9 stainless steel HPCR bearings + 1 roller bearing adding extra corrosion protection. The one-piece X-Mag alloy frame adds to the sturdiness of the reel while providing a super light yet extremely strong frame.

Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel Review

Find more about the Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel from the Abu Garcia technical team below.

The REVO MGX has the Infini II Spool design for extended casting and extreme loads. Armed with the C6 carbon side plates the Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel provides the lightweight needed during those long fight. Superior drag is provided directly from the Carbon Matrix drag system adding a smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range.

Abu Garcia REVO Baitcasting Reel Features


  • Nine stainless steel HPCR bearings and one roller bearing provide increased corrosion protection
  • One-piece X-Mag alloy frame provides a lightweight yet strong frame
  • Infini II spool design for extended castability and extreme loads
  • C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without sacrificing strength and durability
  • Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across entire drag range
  • Aircraft grade aluminum main gear provides weight reduction without sacrificing durability
  • IVCB-IV infinitely variable centrifugal brake gives precise brake adjustments
  • Compact bent carbon handle provides more ergonomic, lightweight design
  • Flat EVA knobs provide greater comfort and durability
  • Ti-coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability
  • Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel design


  • 7.1:1 gear ratio
  • 28 inches per turn
  • Standard retrieve speed
  • 12-pound/115-yard spool capacity
  • 5.4-ounce weight
  • Right-handed retrieve
  • 12-pound maximum drag


All Abu Garcia products include a limited manufacturer’s warranties against defects in materials and workmanship for the duration of one year on reels and three years on roods. Please ensure you keep all receipts and send in your forms upon purchase of the reel or rod.

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