You hear them all the time... stories of having bought a nice reel and then, when it mattered most, it fails in the clutch. Such is not the case with the Revo S. Recently, the local stores of a national retail chain were getting ready to do inventory. As a result, they had a lot of their fishing inventory marked down to clearance pricing. One such item was the Abu Garcia Revo S, marked down to a price that I simply couldn't pass on. So, like and responsible angler, I bought it. Once home, I spooled it with 15# fluorocarbon and mounted it on an Abu Garcia Tournament grade rod. A couple of weeks later, I had the opportunity to use it in a fishing tournamanet. I didn't catch any bass, however, I did hook into a rather large gar and the Revo S performed in typical flawless Abu Garcia style... never missing a turn of the crank. Stood up to the gar and continues to serve! Abu Garcia for life!