It has a ball bearing in the centre, which is fine, but ball bearings by nature has radial and axial play, making them unfit to support a gear standalone without causing much play to the gear itself. On the Water with the New G. Another good bit in the reel is the effective sealing of the drag Seen above are the top drag seal mounted on the drag knob 1 , the lower drag seal mounted on the dual bearing unit 2 , the removable bearing unit itself 3 , and the two quality bearings the spool runs on 4. Can see this one being copied by others in the future unless it was patented. The drag is capable of The shaft’s strength comes from the fact that it is cut on one side only red arrow , not two sides as in other reels.
The starting inertia is very low, and actually lower than that of a Saltiga with factory drag washers. The main shaft The shaft’s strength comes from the fact that it is cut on one side only red arrow , not two sides as in other reels. You are supposed to tighten braid around one of the two grooves until it slips under the rubber ring and be retained there. I strongly believe that this opening is meant to be a service port through which owner could spray the internal mechanism with grease for a quick servicing without taking it apart, and also useful to drain water out and lube if the reel got accidentally submerged in saltwater. The ‘naked’ body of the reel The body feels rugged and the thickness of the finish could be felt by running your finger where the finish meets the non-finished parts beneath the rear guard. I then checked the main shaft and it was alright. With extensive use of the Soron the oscillation gear will be the first part to suffer wear. The body is now even more rugged.
Another good bit in the reel is the effective sealing of the drag. The body construction is now more rigid and durable thanks to the use of the X-Craftic aluminum alloy that we are seeing in all the other reels by Abu Garcia. Naturally for a renamed series, agu i are gone from Abu site.
The body is now even more rugged. Those who have been in long fights with big fishes know what heat buildup can do to a drag stack. I strongly believe that this opening is meant to be a service port through which owner could spray the internal mechanism with grease for a quick servicing without taking it garia, and also useful to drain water out and lube if the reel got accidentally submerged in saltwater.
Reel Preview Detailed photos and information on the Abu Garcia Revo baitcast and spinning reels continued. The reel comes with a slightly deeper aluminium spare spool, an extremely crappy reel bag, instructions, warranty, and a promotion card for line brands owned by Pure Fishing, the owners of the Abu Garcia brand.
Abu Garcia Soron STX 20
Does not affect the reel’s performance though. Same goes for digitally controlled gear cutting, waterproof drags, titanium nitrated spool lips, etc.
A single piece chunk of metal with no joints, that feels and is very solid indeed. A first look at the redesigned Cardinal ALBi.
Put all this together and it means that there is just one reel to buy if you are serious about fishing for steelhead with a bobber and jig. Here it’s a two part cage with a removable top exposing the cylinders’ housings. Smaller reels have a different handle design with a joint. One big problem with the handle though The knob is permanently bolted and can not be agu to service the two small ball bearings inside it. I don’t know what the advertised pressure is, but Srries measured mine to that figure.
Seriew Garcia gets aggressive when it comes to spinning this season and the new Soron STX spinning reel is one sharp looking reel. A great value having features of higher end reels. The color combination and details throughout the spinning reel make this a contender with exciting new features designed specifically for handling modern superlines.
Abu Garcia® SORON STX Series
Guards red arrows protect the metal of the reel where it’s most likely to be hit and scrubbed. In addition to the drawbacks I mentioned in this review, the anti-reverse was slipping a lot. These are quality bearings with laser etching on the outer races. In most spring type clutches the springs are plastic V shaped extensions moulded into the cage, which means that each time the rotor spins, the plastic springs are compressed, using their own elasticity to spring back when the rotor stops.
It was due 3 weeks ago, but I just wanted to put more use on it to give you a full image. Side cover removed The main gear’s bearings are the same corrosion resistant type.
Spinning Reel Abu Garcia SORON STX
The reel’s appearance is modern yet still makes use of the garciz that are instantly recognizable as a Abu. It would be a no brainer then to make all reels with spring type clutches, but it’s not that simple.
In better quality reels that have a ball bearing oscillation gear there is a secondary support system to the gear in the form of another gear beneath it or a Teflon washer etc.
For members of the “Free reels movement”; no reels were harmed in the making of this review. The drag washers are carbon fibre, which is one of the best materials available today for reels’ drags. Eventually that elasticity will decrease and the clutch will seroes to slip.
This material is designed to be lighter and tougher than normal aluminum and can even be used in saltwater fishing as it is much more corrosion resistant.
Abu Garcia Soron Stx10 Spinning Reel | eBay
Very impressive considering what the reel costs. Anyway, I could tell from my experience that relative to the use I put it through, the gear has a low wear rate.
Hope you enjoyed the read, and stay tuned for the Stella SW review at the beginning of March when I come back from abusing it in the Seychelles.
A good ol’ piece of sticky tape always does the trick for me when I do not want or can’t use mono backing. The brake cylinders are longer than usual providing a more secure lock of the rotor, and it was interesting to see that the cage had no plastic V springs in the vertical slots: The theory is that to keep superlines from slipping, two circular grooves with a rubber O ring in each were added to the spool.
I was asked by a member to test the reel at 18 of drag pressure to see if the main shaft would bend. The reel has a solid construction using an X-Craftic aluminum alloy.
The body, body cover, rotor, and bail arm are built with the proven X-Craftic aluminum alloy.