(50), 6.4:1 (50-HS)
Right and Left Hand
X-Craftic aluminum alloy
frame and side plate, High Performance Corrosion Resistant (HPCR) bearings,
Duragear, Carbon Matrix drag system, Infini II Spool, Six-pin centrifugal
brake system, synchronized levelwind, line alarm, and two handles: Extended
Throw and Paddle Handle
Impressions: Abu Garcia started with the Revo S series (S, SX, STX)
a few years ago and from there on they have produced a full range of Revo
baitcast reels that have become very popular. Newly introduced mid-2008 is the
Revo Toro, and this new low profile picks up where the others left off.
The low profile Abu Garcia Revo
Toro HS in the 50 size
Toro has some impressive credentials starting with its
X-Craftic aluminum alloy frame and side plate, similar to the Revo
Inshore and other Revo baitcast reels. Internally, the Toro is built from quality
components such as Abu Garcia's High Performance Corrosion Resistant (HPCR)
bearings, an oversize Duragear, Carbon Matrix drag system, and Infini II Spool
That's not all, the Revo Toro has additional
features such as a synchronized levelwind, line alarm, a 6-pin centrifugal brake
system, and it comes packaged with two handles, an Extended Throw and a Paddle Handle.
Built absolutely solid with
When looking at its overall size, the Revo Toro is
comparable to Shimano's Curado 300E. Which makes sense because both of these reels were
designed to provide all the features and power of a round casting reel. The Toro, however, features a wider design for the increase line capacity while the Shimano Curado
300E is made longer than the Toro for the same purpose.
for Revo Toro Tests
St. Croix Legend Tournament
Abu Garcia Revo Toro 50-HS
50 lb Power Pro|
30 lb Berkley Big Game
A low profile reel with round reel
capabilities, it was time to take the Toro through the paces. The tests
consisted of both freshwater and saltwater fishing, tossing large baits for
largemouth bass and striped bass in the California Delta, drifting live bait for
Halibut in the San Francisco Bay, and targeting large Lingcods off along the coast of California.
A clicking line out alarm is a bonus feature
good for trolling
The Revo Toro handles the duty of casting big baits rather well and when compared side by side
with the new Shimano Curado 300E, the results were very similar. The Toro can cast a BasStar topwater bait or a Huddleston swimbait
across the majority of channels in the California Delta. Start up is smooth and the reel continues to be so throughout the cast as the lure flies
across the sky.
When I fished the Toro for
rockfish in the ocean, distance wasn't a big deal as I only needed to make short casts, but as with casting
big bass baits, tossing metal jigs and four ounce leadheads with the Toro was not an issue.
As mentioned earlier, the Toro makes use of a 6-pin centrifugal brake system to minimize overruns and
keep your line under control throughout the flight of your lure.
The Toro has a synchronized levelwind perfect
for battling larger, hard and fast running fish
Some might wonder if the Toro's synchronized
levelwind affects the casting distance or not. Because of the wider spool,
having a non-disengaging levelwind is beneficial as the levelwind is always
aligned with the line on the spool. When tossing heavy baits the synchronized
levelwind does not affect casting distance at all. In fact, the Toro was originally
designed for tossing big baits such as swimbaits and large lures for saltwater