Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

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Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by ecu daniel 14 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:56 am

Hey guys,

I am in the market for a new "all around" combo.

I am looking at either a Shimano Chronarch D paired with a Shimano Cumara or an Abu Garcia REVO Premier on a Veritas.

Just wondering which you prefer.
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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by Jighead61 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:39 am

As far as reels go, I prefer the Chronarch D7 over the Revo Premier.

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by Bigs|ick » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:55 am

Chronarch D is the nicest reel I own out of 34. It's not the most expensive either. Go for the D, you'll love it

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by Phippy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:16 pm

Jighead61 wrote:As far as reels go, I prefer the Chronarch D7 over the Revo Premier.
Same here, given their prices I would spend the extra $20-$40 on the D7. Just flushed my bearings on my Revo Premier and lubed them with Rocket Fuel Tournament Formula though smooth still can't mach my D7 in casting. Maybe not fair comparison as all my D7's has some new abec7 SS but DR points out that the Premier already comes with abec7's.

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by Redfish » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:18 pm

I guess I am in the minority here, I prefer the premier. The chronarch is a great reel, but for me, I'll take the premier!
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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by ecu daniel 14 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:22 pm

I have both the abu sx and shimano curado 50...i honestly cant say i like one better then the other thats why this decision is so hard haha...

I am probably going to buy a veritas rod...the chronarch would look sick on it being an all white combo...
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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by progressive816 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:15 pm

Just sold my Chronarch D, but not due to any lack of performance. The reel casts great and can handle shaky heads to big jigs. Pitching performance is excellent and the retrieve is SILKY smooth.

I like to wrap my index finger in front of my reels when fishing. With the Chronarch D, I can't completely get my fingers around the front face of the reel as opposed to say a Zillion or a Curado E.

If you have big hands, it's really a non-issue.
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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by Scorpio » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:45 pm

I have to agree with the fact that the D7 is a better caster than the Premier.

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Post by Stratos » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:48 pm

I actually just had the same problem. I was at my local BPS for the sale. I understood the Shimano line was not a part of the Reel Trade In sale and the Revo Premier was. I talked to the Abu Garcia rep that was there and he didn't really care to talk to me and his biggest selling point was he would throw in a hoodie with my purchase. I thought to myself, "How is the hoodie going to cast the lure or retrieve it." I walked over to the Chronarch and a nice BPS employee stopped and helped me. Keep in mind I have done my research on both reels before hand. They ended up signing me up for a credit card (even though I already had one to BPS) and I got 10% off the reel with took $30 off the price. In the end I paid $269.99 for the Chronarch, even though the Revo Premiew was $229.99 with the trade in and Abu Garcia has an additional $25 mail in rebate.

After using the Chronarch for a few days, I am sold on it. I believe I made the right choice. I hope it will feel as good as my Chronarch 100SF does after several years of hard fishing. Go with the Chronarch.

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by D.R. » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:50 pm

Scorpio wrote:I have to agree with the fact that the D7 is a better caster than the Premier.
Not my Premiers. :lol:

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by Craiger12 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:07 pm

It's Premier for me for one simple reason - I don't like the profile of the D7. I sold my D7 and picked up a Premier. The Premier fits my hand much better. I now have two of them. Great all around reels.

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by Cisco » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:26 pm

I prefer the Revo over the Chronarch D, due to it's lack of back play. However, I hate the foam knobs.

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Post by bass247 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:10 pm

Redfish wrote:I guess I am in the minority here, I prefer the premier. The chronarch is a great reel, but for me, I'll take the premier!
x2.....I feel that the Premier is lighter which adds a benifit when fishing all day.

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by D.R. » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:58 pm

Cisco wrote:I prefer the Revo over the Chronarch D, due to it's lack of back play. However, I hate the foam knobs.
Put a Daiwa Zillion handle on it. You will not be sorry you did.

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Re: Shimano Chronarch D vs. Abu Garcia REVO Premier

Post by phatbass » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:28 am

Cisco wrote:I prefer the Revo over the Chronarch D, due to it's lack of back play. However, I hate the foam knobs.


the d7 does'nt have any backplay

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