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AboveGroundPool
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Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX

I'm about to buy 2 of one of these reels. I can't make up my mind, i've heard great things about the revo and have not used the new chronarch yet. I own nothing but the curado 200e7s (green ones) and dhsv. Anybody got any opinions? i'm leaning Abu right now.


USMCTiger03
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
That Chronarch will pretty much beat the Revo every day and twice on Sunday in a head to head competition. Chronarch is like Cadillac and Revo is like nice Chevy.


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laangler21
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Chronarch would be my choice, but I'm a Shimano fan. The STX's are pretty sweet though.


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carrotsticktiger
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
have had both
shimano all day


Rize
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Shimano first Revo 2nd. Both good reels but I prefer shimano.


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jimbeam
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Shimano all day and thrice on Sunday.


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DonChowder
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
I was an ALL SHIMANO kind of guy before I got my Revo. Love it. I've caught some steelies, striper and lingcod on it that all ripped out drag for days. It's really a great reel.

That being said - get one of each.


DrTyger
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Chronarch is deff the better reel, and I'm a huge Abu Garcia fan so that's saying something.



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LSUwag
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
I bought a Revo for my Son for Christmas. He loves it. I've tried it out for a few casts and it is really nice. It is almost impossible to get a backlash in it.


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AboveGroundPool
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
I'm an all shimano guy myself, I hear the AGR has a better drag system and can be fine tuned better, some friends have told me they feel like the new chronarch is identical to the curado (which it basically is, they didn't change much), if that's the case I might be willing to try something new, a couple friends who are hardcore bass fisherman have told me they aren't going back to shimano after using the revo


Tigah D
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
I have the Chronarch and really like the handle grips vs. the Revo. Do all Revos have the foam-type grips? That said, have heard a lot of good things on the Revo just never put them head to head. Prob can't go wrong

Edit: after consulting my handy cabelas catalog, looks like not all Revo's have those foam grips, some are rubber apparently
This post was edited on 2/5 at 8:15 pm


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KingRanch
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Shimano


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Shimano by a long shot

Abu was the shite back when round reels were as good as you could get. Since I had plenty ambassadors, a revo seemed like a good upgrade.

By shimano loving brother laughs at me regularly for that decision.


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The Last Coco
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Revo. The drag on the Revos is awesome and the new chronarch is just a repackaged old curado. If you were saying SX vs Chronarch, then Chronarch, but the STX is the best reel at its price point.

And, to boot, this place is selling them for $154

REVO STX
This post was edited on 2/5 at 8:21 pm


carrotsticktiger
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
look at lew's reels too. i like mine better than my chronarch


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AboveGroundPool
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
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Revo. The drag on the Revos is awesome and the new chronarch is just a repackaged old curado. If you were saying SX vs Chronarch, then Chronarch, but the STX is the best reel at its price point.

And, to boot, this place is selling them for $154


gonna get them from cabelas since i have some gift cards to use, the revo stx has a $25 rebate going right now too...

held the stx yesterday, that thing is light, being a shimano guy the chronarch is hard to pass on, both are $200, guess i'm gonna actually have to fish with both to decide


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AboveGroundPool
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
dp
This post was edited on 2/6 at 8:37 am


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34venture
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Just saw this in case you were interested.

LINK


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AboveGroundPool
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
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I was an ALL SHIMANO kind of guy before I got my Revo. Love it. I've caught some steelies, striper and lingcod on it that all ripped out drag for days. It's really a great reel.

That being said - get one of each


i ended up buying one of each, this revo stx is flat out awesome, i like the magnets on the side...it's lighter than the chronarch too, i might have a new favorite


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Trout Bandit
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re: Shimano Chronarch 200e7 vs. Abu Garcia Revo STX
Shimano


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