Meet the new Abu Garcia REVO MHX-SHS ($349.99 MSRP). This reel packs a whopping 7.9:1 gear ratio into a compact design built around Abu Garcia’s X-Mag alloy frame and C6 carbon side plates producing an almost unthinkable ultra-lightweight (5.4oz) low profile reel. To put that into perspective, the smallest Quantum EXO PT bait caster weighs in at 5.9oz.
I had the pleasure of playing with this reel at the Toronto Sportsman’s Show and it’s on my list of reels I want to own. Unfortunately, it is only available in a right-handed version at this time.
More photos after the break!