I change up my spinning reel line selection a lot—maybe too much, to be honest. For the past few years, I’ve actually been using straight fluorocarbon on most of my setups. I purposely kept with that trend while testing this reel because as we all know, fluorocarbon can be an absolute pain in the rear end when you’re fishing with a spinning reel. It can coil, jump off the spool and get all sorts of bad memory even after just an hour or two of fishing.
I’m happy to report, however, that the Abu Garcia REVO MGX Spinning Reel handles fluorocarbon, monofilament and braided line beautifully thanks in part to its Rocket spool lip design. Not only does it help increase casting distance, but it also stops that cringeworthy line-slap noise you’ll hear when making a cast with fluorocarbon.
I’ve tested this reel with several different brands and diameters of line and have been more than impressed with each.