Revo Rockets

Abu Garcia

Revo Rocket baitcaster family



 Revo Rocket 9 baitcaster fish catches

My Revo Rocket Family of reels.



 Revo Rocket 9 baitcaster fish catches

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Revo Beast Rocket fish catches

Revo Beast Rocket – a sturdy baitcaster


By Christopher S.G. Tan

I started using the Beast Rocket this year (2020). It's a bigger version of the standard Revo Rocket (the frame is a little larger and heavier) and a lot smaller than the Toro range. The spool has a larger diameter and deeper than the smallest Rocket, and therefore has a higher line capacity.

Abu Garcia Revo Beast Rocket baitcasting fishing reel

It has a gear ratio of 9.2:1 and a retrieve rate of 109cm, the highest retrieve rate of all my Revo Rockets. This would raise the question that is always asked of high speed reels: what is the cranking power like? More about this later.

This reel fills the niche of being the reel I would use when I want to have a lot of line capacity in the 20-30lb braid line range for open water fishing in the sea, targeting tenggiri and any other open water species. I could also fill it with braid up to 50lbs test for water where line capacity is not an issue and I want the mainline thickness for insurance against abrasion.

It has the great Power Stack Carbon Matrix Drag System, an improved clutch system, sideplate-supported shaft and pinion gear system and all the other improvements of the latest Revos except the Active Response Drag Mechanism. It is a solid reel that feels great.

I have tangled with the hard-fighting Sarawak sebarau with this reel and it does the job well. To catch these sebarau I was using large spoons and spinnerbaits, and deep-diving crankbaits and had no problems cranking them with the stock 95mm handle.

Two-barred Sebarau Hampala barb on Halco Sorcerer 90

I used the stock 95mm handle to crank in the Halco Sorcerer 90 +4m to catch this two-barred sebarau.

Two-barred Sebarau Hampala barb on Halco Sorcerer 90

The stock handle has large knobs, for a beefy grip. This does make it more comfortable and easier to crank heavy lures, or just crank superfast for high-speed retrieves.

For crankbaits, I was using the deep-diving large-bibbed Halco Poltergeist 50 (+5m) and Sorcerer 90 +4m. I fished using these heavy-drag crankbaits throughout the first two days of fishing. They did feel heavy, but it was manageable enough to fish the whole day.

For these bulky lures I generally activate 3 brake blocks and use the magnetic dial to for finer adjustments to compensate for wind and other minor factors.

Two-barred Sebarau Hampala bimaculataon Halco Sorcerer 90

Another solid two-barred sebarau caught with the Beast Rocket fast cranking the Halco Sorcerer 90 +4m.

Two-barred Sebarau Hampala bimaculataon Halco Poltergeist

I used the Rocket Beast with a 120mm handle to crank the Halco Poltergeist 50 +5m crankbait.

For the last two days of fishing I changed the handle to a 120mm version. It did feel easier with this longer handle. Given a choice between the stock 95mm and 120mm for fishing deep-diving large crankbaits, I find it to be more comfortable to use the 120mm handle.



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