ABU Garcia Revo Inshore and Revo Toro Beast Review

by • December 23, 2017 • Holiday Gift Guide, Product Reviews, Rods and Reels ReviewsComments (1)4554

We’re closing in on Christmas and if you are still looking for that WOW gift for your favorite angler then look no further than the ABU Garcia Revo Inshore or Revo Toro Beast. 


Revo Inshore

Revo Toro Beast


ABU Garcia Revo Inshore and Revo Toro Beast Reviews

ABU Garcia reels have always been a staple in our house starting at a very early age (about 10 years old). My first bait caster was the 5000C, then a 2500C. Later I picked up a couple 6000C’s and I just plain wore them all out after 25 years of use. That kind of longevity is what I look for in my fishing equipment and ABU Garcia has never let me down. From 1992-2006 I was exclusively fishing saltwater with ninety percent of that offshore trolling. I didn’t get back to the ABU Garcia’s until I moved to Georgia in 2006. Bought a bass boat and several Revo bass reels. In 2013 my wife bought me a Revo Orra SX as I am back in the salt. This has been my number one go to reel for medium size baits ever since. So you might say I have some time on the water with ABU Garcia products.

I recently acquired ABU Garcia’s Revo Toro Beast and their latest addition the Revo Inshore. I paired the Toro up with a custom built 7’-6” G-Loomis Heavy Musky rod designed for fighting big Tarpon. The Inshore I put on my GLX G-Loomis which my Revo Orra SX had been on to give it a direct comparison. I also used it on a Shimano Compre CPX66MB for lighter baits.

The Revo Toro Beast I am using to replace my Shimano Calcutta 400 with to throw heavy lures for big snook and tarpon. While I have thrown said lures I have yet to locate the intended target. Tarpon are gone for the year until things warm up again. Big snook have been in transition since I got the Toro and a bit elusive from the kayak. But the consistently cooler weather will have pushed them back into the rivers. My next trip out will be on the Chaz to see what we can find. All that being said slinging a 5-6 oz lure on a big rod from a kayak is a new experience. I was easily hitting 200 feet with the LIVETARGET Mullet Wake Bait and once I am more comfortable with it I will easily get passed that mark.

It comes with three different handles. I really like the option of having a choice of handles to work with, nice touch ABU! I am currently using the power handle. The Toro comes in two different sizes and two gear ratios of 4.9:1 and 6.2:1. Each comes in a left or right hand retrieve making a total of eight models with a of MSRP 399.95.

The Revo Inshore has been a dream to work with. Throwing the exact same lure the LIVETARGET Sardine Swimbait that I throw with the Orra I was getting about another 25-30 feet further in distance. I am still dialing in the braking system and once its there is will be damn near impossible to back lash this beauty. Paired up on the Shimano rod and slinging a Yo-Zuri Pencil Walk the Dog lure I was dumping half the spool of Power Pro 20# on a cast, crazy range!! I battled trout, reds, snook, ladyfish, and jacks so far with flawless performance (I like this reel just a little bit). The Inshore comes in left or right hand retrieve with a 7.3:1 gear ratio. It’s MSRP is 249.95. And the color scheme is right up my ally, black with blue trim on both models.

The following specs came directly from the ABU Garcia site.

For the Revo Toro Beast:

• 7 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
• Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag System™ provides extreme drag pressures combined with unparalleled smoothness
• Active response drag mechanism allows easy drag adjustment even under heavy drag loads
• X-Cräftic™ alloy frame and sideplate for increased corrosion resistance
• Duragear™ Heavy Duty provides increased fighting power and extended gear life
• InfiniMax braking system™ allows almost limitless adjustability to handle larger baits
• Aircraft grade aluminum spool allows for a high strength spool that is extremely lightweight for greater casting performance
• Extended bent handle for increased cranking power
• Large EVA knobs provide improved grip
• Also Includes Power Handle and Casting Power Handle
• Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability

For the Revo Inshore:

• 6 stainless steel HPCR® bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
• X2-Cräftic™ alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance
• C6 carbon palm sideplate provides significant weight reduction while an aluminum handle sideplate provides added strength and durability
• Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag System™ provides extreme drag pressures combined with unparalled smoothness
• Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
• D2 Gear Design™ provides a more efficient gear system while improving gear durability
• Everslik™ coated pinion shaft and pawl creates a diamond like coating which improves wear resistance while reducing friction
• DuraClutch™ design provides improved engagement and durability
• IVCB-6L™ (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) braking system delivers precise external adjustments for a wide variety of baits while 6 internal locking modules allow anglers to easily fine tune and maximize casting distance
• Gull Wing™ sideplate design allows for quick and easy access to braking systems and the spool
• Infini IITM spool design for extended castability and extreme loads
• Extended bent handle for increased cranking power
• Flat EVA knobs provide greater comfort and durability
• Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability
• Lube port for easy access maintenance

What all these spec’s boil down to are two very badass powerhouse saltwater reels that I will get a whole lot of years of service out of. I will check back in with the Revo Toro once I have battled some monsters with it and pass along the update. This is my last installment for our Christmas Gift Guide and I hope that Yak Outlaws has helped find your angler the perfect gift. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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One Response to ABU Garcia Revo Inshore and Revo Toro Beast Review

  1. Joseph says:

    Thanks for the review. The Toro Beast seems like just the ticket for chucking big tarpon swim baits.

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