Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Baitcaster Review – 10.1:1 Gear Ratio

If there is one fishing reel that can be described as a Rocket, it is the Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Baitcaster. With a 10.1:1 gear ratio, every turn of the handle spins the spool 10.1 times and brings it 41 inches of fishing line.

That is unbelievable and gives the angler so much more control and speed in lure retrieval that you will certainly see an increase in hookup rates.

This reel is one of the top of the line options by one of our favorites of Abu Garcia. We have put together this review to highlight some of the features and the disadvantages of this new release.

Let’s get started!

ON SALE $139.96 OFFBestseller No. 1
Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel
  • 10+1 stainless steel HPCR bearing system
  • Rocket 10.1:1 gear ratio
  • Power Stack Carbon Matrix drag system

10.1:1 Gear Ratio

The number 1, prime feature of the Abu Garcia Revo Rocket is the gearing system. I have never seen a real with such a high speed gear ratio which results in an extreme retrieval rate of 41 inches.

This makes flipping and dragging much faster and for bass anglers who have a preference to buzzbaits or soft plastics, this is a real advantage.

For active fishermen who have limited time in the day to cast, this gear ratio lets you put your bait in front of as many fish as possible.

It also allows you to skip your sinking bait across the top of structure that bass like to hide in such as underwater logs, seaweed, or sea grass beds.

The other advantage of the 10.1:1 gear ratio is when the fish swims towards you – if you don’t have a fast enough gear ratio you can lose tension on the line and the fish can spit the hook. This is critical for aggressive fighting fish and I’m sure it has happened to all of us at one point in time. The Revo Rocket eats up all the slack line in a few cranks of the handle.

10+1 Bearings

There are also not many reels available on the market that come with 10 bearings and a roller bearing. This gives the reel incredibly smooth retrieve and when you consider the sheer quantity of line that is being retrieved and the speed of the spool’s rotation this is impressive.

It also comes with a EVA knob on the handle that is contoured. This is a new design that the industry is moving towards away from the more stock standard paddle design. It gives a combination of comfort and non-slip even during wet conditions.

I also want to mention the styling in the design. Take a look at this reel – it is absolutely gorgeous, particularly with the combination of matt black stainless steel handle, EVA grip, red frame and the oversized gearing.

Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Baitcasting Fishing Reel

Lightweight – 7.3 Ounces

For many lightweight baitcasting reels you lose out on something – maybe performance, durability, or drag. This is not the case with the Revo Rocket. At only 7.3 ounces, it still comes with an 18 lb maximum drag system which will handle most fish. It has legitimate power that cannot be ignored.

It can also fit 175 yards of 10 lb mono, so you don’t miss out on line capacity either. Switch that to a 20 lb braid fishing line and you can increase that to 195 yards.

This is done through the latest technology that premium reel manufacturers like Abu Garcia can offer such as their Duragear, DuraClutch, Infini Braking, Gull Wing Sideplate, and X2-Craftic Allow Frame – these may just sound like marketing terms but they add up to significant performance and power at this incredible light weight.

The bearings (and the handle and other key components) are stainless steel which gives it superior corrosion resistance, so it will handle saltwater fishing for years to come.

Features

  • 10 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • Rocket Gear Ratio of 10.1:1
  • X2-Cräftic™ alloy frame and sideplate
  • Power Stack Carbon Matrix Drag System™
  • D2 Gear Design™
  • Duragear™ brass gear
  • DuraClutch™ design
  • Infini™ brake system
  • Infini II™ spool
  • Gull Wing™ sideplate design

Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Video

Want to see this in action for yourself? Have a watch of this official Abu Garcia showcase video to see it performing:

ON SALE $139.96 OFFBestseller No. 1
Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel
  • 10+1 stainless steel HPCR bearing system
  • Rocket 10.1:1 gear ratio
  • Power Stack Carbon Matrix drag system

Specifications

MODEL NUMBERREVO4 ROCKET-LREVO4 ROCKET
ANTI-REVERSE FEATUREInstant Anti-ReverseInstant Anti-Reverse
BEARING COUNT1111
BRAID CAPACITY YD/LB190/20 140/30 100/50190/20 140/30 100/50
BRAKING SYSTEMMagnetic/CentrifugalMagnetic/Centrifugal
COLORNoneNone
DRAG MATERIALCarbon FiberCarbon Fiber
DRAG TYPEStar DragStar Drag
GEAR RATIO10.1:110.1:1
MAX DRAG LB18lb | 8.1kg18lb | 8.1kg
MONO CAPACITY YD/LB175/10 145/12 100/17175/10 145/12 100/17
PRE-SPOOLED YD/LBNot Pre-SpooledNot Pre-Spooled
RECOVERY RATE41″ | 104cm41″ | 104cm
REEL HANDLE POSITIONLeftRight
REEL SIZELPLP
REEL SPOOL MATERIALAluminumAluminum
SPARE SPOOL MATERIALNo Spare SpoolNo Spare Spool
WEIGHT7.3 oz7.3 oz

Conclusion

Wow!

The Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Baitcasting is an exciting machine and makes me interested to see what else Abu Garcia have been developing lately. The new technology coming out of these big manufacturers is just staggering.

A few years ago I would never have imagined that I would ever need a 10.1:1 gear ratio reel with this kind of retrieve rate…. and I possible don’t need it but I certainly want it.

The amount of control it gives the angler is extreme. The Revo Rocket certainly won’t be my primary reel, but it will be added to my collection so that when the situation arrises I will have it ready to go.

If you have used a Revo Rocket yourself and can add any thoughts please leave a comment with your wisdom below.

Happy fishing!

Last update on 2021-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Russ Egan
 

Russ is an avid angler. He has fished all over the world, primarily for Saltwater game fish but also for local prize fish. Russ writes reviews for all of his fishing gear to help others achieve their own fishing goals. His favorite reel is a Shimano Tyrnos for an overhead reel or a Shimano Curado for a baitcaster. His dream is to catch a Black Marlin.