Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

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Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

Post by sweden14 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:11 am

Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

I'm interested in seeing how this reel performs with weightless flukes and trick worms.

And of course, any other input from those who have had their hands on one :)

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Re: Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

Post by frogpond11 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:29 pm

They do look like very nice little reels...but for their price($250ish), you're knocking on the door of a Metanium Mg7...and it'd be real hard for me to choose the Premier over an Mg7..considering their both lightweight baitcasters with heavy-duty gearing, etc. Just my thoughts..



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Post by fishinfreak21 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:15 pm

I just got to mess around with one today when I went out to pick up some things. Really, you can't tell the difference weight wise between this reel and the core. (6.3 oz - 6.1) It is just as smooth as the other revos that are out now too.

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Post by tj1004 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:32 pm

frogpond11 wrote:They do look like very nice little reels...but for their price($250ish), you're knocking on the door of a Metanium Mg7...and it'd be real hard for me to choose the Premier over an Mg7..considering their both lightweight baitcasters with heavy-duty gearing, etc. Just my thoughts..



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Aren't the Mg7's $350? If so, $250 is no where near knocking at the door of an Mg7.

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Post by Schuler » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:55 pm

I looked at a core in a store and it was nowhere near as smooth as a revo stx. So...the premier is almost as light, a lot less money and smoother.

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Post by raul » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:36 pm

tj1004 wrote:
frogpond11 wrote:They do look like very nice little reels...but for their price($250ish), you're knocking on the door of a Metanium Mg7...and it'd be real hard for me to choose the Premier over an Mg7..considering their both lightweight baitcasters with heavy-duty gearing, etc. Just my thoughts..



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Aren't the Mg7's $350? If so, $250 is no where near knocking at the door of an Mg7.
In theory, Sayaka has them for about $270.

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Re: Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

Post by frogpond11 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:13 pm

Mg7s can be had for $270-$280 at various places online...so that's what I meant by "knocking on the door" for the Mg7...



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Re: Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

Post by tj1004 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:20 pm

Ah-ha, I buy locally so I wouldn't know.......I checked Ebay for the Premier and saw it going for $200 NIB.....once again, not really near the door of an MG7, unless $70-80 is pocket change to you.

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Re: Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

Post by sweden14 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:13 am

Anyone yet have any experience casting a Premier?

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Re: Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

Post by Fbass » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:35 am

it costs more then stx and has fewer bearings, I don't see the point! I still strong enough to hold the weight of the STX. Weight reduction is not really an issue for me as I don't have any high-end extra light rods!

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Post by Joe13F » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:38 pm

I have a Revo Premier and it is very smooth. It casts wonderfully. I have fished with the STX also and the Premier feels smoother even tho it has less bearings. I think the lighter weight might make the difference. The light weight with the outstanding drag makes this reel one of my top favorites.

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Post by senkoman85 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:47 pm

I played around with two of the Revo premiers today. They're definatly light wieght but they don't feel near as smooth the STX or a Chronarch MG (for the same price). The first one I had, had the drag backed up and it was no where close to the 24 pounds of drag advertised. The second one was on full and was definatly twice as strong of a drag.

I did a little bit of short distance casting/flipping with it and it preformed well, casts well but I still don't think I'm 100% sold on it...

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Re: Anyone have a Revo Premier yet?

Post by promax » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:25 pm

Ya better get um while you can Cabelas has sold out of revo s reels :shock:

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