Welcome to the Abu Garcia Revo ALX review. When you think of Abu Garcia you think of quality fishing products at an affordable price point. Smart designs, durability fit for local conditions that will appeal to anglers of different abilities. That brings us to the Revo ALX spin reels. If you can believe the first Revo spinning reel was introduced into the market back in 2010 with Revo Premier. It has since had several revisions and facelifts including the updated Revo ALX released back in 2018.



The Revo ALX is back in 2020 with some noteworthy cosmetic and design improvements. Technology enhancements and durability upgrades will once again make this reel a really offering in that mid-market sector. In terms of Abu Garcia reel ranges, these are at their mid-tier level reels with Abu Garcia also having high-end MGX and MGX extreme reels and lower end roxani, black max and pro max reel offerings.

Designed in Japan for Saltwater fishing the latest ALX model incorporates Salt Shield bearings and a redesigned anti-reverse clutch mechanism to ensure robust saltwater ready performance. The Range of ALX reels pairs and balance nicely with Abu Garcia’s range of Veritas, Real Finesse, and Salty stage rod series.

Abu Garcia Revo ALX FEATURES

Cast after cast, fish after fish, the smoothness of each friction-free turn of the Revo® ALX Theta’s handle greets your fingertips. Precision designed in Japan, the reel was born to combine light and fastidious finesse fishing qualities with the durability required for the saltwater environment. The Revo® ALX Theta’s lightness and smoothness make it a pleasure to deliver hundreds of casts in a day, yet has the toughness to bare-knuckle brawl bream from the racks or coerce big barra from snags time and time again.

– 7 Stainless steel HPCR ball bearing + 1 roller bearing, Salt Shield ball bearing
– Adopted for the inner pinion gear
– Friction-free main shaft support structure
– AM gearing system
– COG Design
– Water shield carbon matrix drag system
– One-piece Durametal body
– C6 carbon rotor
– Aluminum uniflow veil
– Rocket Line Management
– C6 Carbon Body
– Rocket Line Management
– Duracarbon Handle and EVA Handle Knob
– Always-ON Instant Anti-Reverse (without ON-OFF Lever)
– Saltwater Compatible


– Model: 1000S
– Gear Ratio 5.2:1
– Weight: 190 grams
– Max Drag: 3kg
– Bearings: 7+1
– Line retrieve per crank: 63cm
– Braid Capacity (yd/lb): 148/3

– Model: 2000S
– Gear Ratio 5.2:1
– Weight: 200 grams
– Max Drag: 3kg
– Bearings: 7+1
– Line retrieve per crank: 69cm
– Braid Capacity (yd/lb): 165/4

– Model: 2500MSH
– Gear Ratio 6.2:1
– Weight: 218 grams
– Max Drag: 5.2kg
– Bearings: 7+1
– Line retrieve per crank: 87cm
– Braid Capacity (yd/lb): 235/8

– Model: 3000MSH
– Gear Ratio 6.2:1
– Weight: 238 grams
– Max Drag: 5.2kg
– Bearings: 7+1
– Line retrieve per crank: 96cm
– Braid Capacity (yd/lb): 333/16

– Model: 4000SH
– Gear Ratio 6.2:1
– Weight: 250 grams
– Max Drag: 7kg
– Bearings: 7+1
– Line retrieve per crank: 98cm
– Braid Capacity (yd/lb): 333/16

– Model: 5000H
– Gear Ratio 5.6:1
– Weight: 365 grams
– Max Drag: 10kg
– Bearings: 7+1
– Line retrieve per crank: 91cm
– Braid Capacity (yd/lb): 405/22

Abu Garcia Revo ALX durability

The Revo ALX incorporates a new Salt Shield bearing concept with a water-repelling shield to greatly increase corrosion resistance, smoothness and long term durability in the saltwater environment. Compared to a normal stainless steel ball-bearing exposed to saltwater over a period of four days, Salt Shield bearings remain unaffected with no rust or salt crystallisation formed. This astonishing water repellency delivers game-changing performance and durability for saltwater anglers.

Abu Garcia Revo ALX Summary

The Revo ALX retails for $329 that offers a nice blend of durability, performance and affordability. The smaller sizes are ideal for targeting species such as bream, bass, estuary perch, trout redfin. The Revo ALX is a finesse reel but the larger models would certainly hold their own on our larger salet water species. We do wonder whether Abu Garcia could have tried to make the smaller 1000 and 2000 size reels a little bit lighter. At 190 grams and 200 grams respectively they are slightly heavier than some competitors 2500 reel sizes weighing around 180 grams. However, we don’t see this as a big issue as the rugged look of these reels matches the wight in hand. Somehow that rugged look and feel really suits this reel series and sets it apart.

Additions, corrections and acknowledgements

Thanks for reading the Abu Garcia Revo ALX review by FishingMad. You can learn more about the range of Abu Garcia Revo ALX reels directly on the Abu Garcia website. These are an excellent reel offering which you can purchase from all good fishing tackle stores from October 2020. You can also see many fishing videos around Melbourne and Victoria. If you have any questions, corrections or additions then please direct them to enquiries@fishingmad.com.au and we will get back to you as soon as we can.