Introducing the new Abu Garcia
Revo Premier spinning reel
Revo Premier Spinning: Lighter and stronger are the right
words to describe the new Abu Garcia Revo Premier spinning reel. This brand new
spinning reel is described as 300%
stronger than graphite and 50% lighter than aluminum.
NanoShield Technology is used on
the Revo Premier spinning reel
Sounding like something
straight out of a Sci-Fi novel Nanoshield draws inspiration from the science and
metallurgy of the nuclear power industry. The NanoShield plating is designed to create unmatched
strength and the process creates a more complete and consistent plating making the
spool and stem on the Revo Premier extremely rigid. The result, a lightweight
spinning reel with heavy weight performance, and the ability to better handle torque
on the reel
stem when fighting oversized fish. The NanoShield finish is also highly resistant to
corrosion, abrasion and cracking.
300% stronger than graphite and 50% lighter than aluminum
Mounting the handle and spinning the reel a
few times demonstrated how silky smooth the retrieve is. No wobbling was
observed during this initial inspection. The entire reel looks and feels quite
refined and the materials used in the reel's construction definitely are a notch
higher than what we have seen from the brand to date. The handle is awesome
looking and feeling. It's black with gold highlights and ported for reduced
weight. It features an EVA knob which can now be found on many higher end Pure
Fishing brand reels.
A lightweight ported handle with a EVA knob
The Revo Premier spinning makes use of 11 HPCR
stainless steel bearings, a stainless steel mainshaft and hardware, a sealed Carbon
Matrix Drag system with 12 pounds of maximum pressure, a one-piece aluminum gear
box, and the Everlast Bail System.
A sleek profile design for the Revo Premier
Did I mention how impressive the new Revo
Premier looks? With the NanoShielding plus black, gold, and silver colors, the
reel is pretty attractive and stylish. The spool isn't ported at all, perhaps due
to design and structural reasons but the overall reel weight is still low. This
is a prototype reel so there could still be changes coming right before or after ICAST.
A sealed Carbon Matrix Drag system is used
Two models are offered. The
PRM20 weighs 7.9 ounces, has a gear ratio of 5.1:1 spooling 27 inches of line
per turn of the handle with a spool capacity of 130 yards of 8-pound test
monofilament or 190 yards of 8-pound test Fireline®. Model PRM30 weighs 8.1
ounces, has a gear ratio of 5.8:1 spooling 33 inches of line per handle turn
with a spool capacity of 140 yards of 10-pound test mono and 180 yards of
A view from the top showing aggressive
The new Abu Garcia Revo Premier spinning reel
will be available after ICAST in the September timeframe and will retail for $249.95.
Here's another look at the handle
Since the initial introduction of the Revo baitcast reels the he
team at Pure Fishing has been on a rocket ride when it comes to new products and
overall popularity among bass anglers. By using NanoShielding
the company hopes to move the needle once again. This new reel is billed as much stronger and lighter compared to
those utilizing traditional materials. We will
try to capture a demonstration at ICAST this year where they coat a ping pong
ball with NanoShield and allow a person to stand on top of it without crushing
it, proving just how durable this new material really is.