The handle on the new REVO Premier Gen 4 feels a bit larger than some of my older REVOs, but I’ve actually really liked it. It’s a 90mm carbon handle that adds a little more cranking power and leverage than what many anglers are used to. I’m not sure if it makes a huge difference when fighting a fish, but I love the feel of it.
I’m glad to see Abu Garcia design this reel with oversized EVA knobs. They’re easy to “locate” when you’re out of position and get an unexpected bite and they stay between your fingers, even when they’re wet or covered in fish slime. Even on hard hook sets, my hands aren’t slipping at all, so I’m not bloodying my knuckles on the drag star.