Abu Garcia ALX Theta Spinning Reel
By: The Angler
Time and time again we see awesomely designed spinning reels in the market. Abu Garcia has a big number of awesome spinning reels that are well designed and engineered. One of the latest is the sleek looking and smooth performing Abu Garcia ALX Theta spinning reel that is made for saltwater fishing.
[ This gives the Abu Garcia ALX Theta better protection from the saltwater environment…. ]
The Abu Garcia ALX Theta is a lightweight sporty looking reels with cut-outs at the spool that not only saves weight but also adds to the sporty aesthetics. Carbon fibre inserts in the rotor, drag control knob, and the Duracarbon™ carbon fibre handle too helps with weight reduction and adds exclusivity to its already sporty design.
Awesome looking reel.
Saltwater fishing is the name of the game here with the Abu Garcia ALX Theta. In saltwater, bearings are one of the first to be affected. The Abu Garcia ALX Theta comes with newly developed Salt Shield™ bearings that not only shields the bearings from saltwater but also repels water. This adds to better corrosion resistance, better durability, of which also means longer lifespan.
Carbon fibre adds to the lightness and sportiness.
That may be the case then since those were the heyday of fibreglass rods. As carbon graphite became cheaper to manufacture; slim became the new sexy. Abu Garcia’s Conolon rod series followed suit. It has shed its fat and weight becoming slim and sexy; not to mention lightweight yet strong and powerful.
Other than the bearings; the drag is also shielded from saltwater. The Abu Garcia ALX Theta comes with a Abu Garcia’s long proven Carbon Matrix drag system with added Water Shied. These powerful drag system not only puts high pressure on the fishes being fought. It is also protected from water thus providing a smoother and an even more consistent powerful drag throughout the drag range.
Comes with components to take on the harsh saltwater environment.
When it comes to toughness, the Abu Garcia ALX Theta comes with a One Piece Durametal™ Body. This gives the Abu Garcia ALX Theta better protection from the saltwater environment as well as needed rigidity when handling hard fighting saltwater fishes. Rigidity provides the angler with more confidence during battles.
Turning the handle of the Abu Garcia ALX Theta shows how smooth the reel is. The friction free main shaft support certainly does it what it says it’ll do. Of course the AMGearing™ System and all 8 bearings do their part too in providing smooth operations to the Abu Garcia ALX Theta making it a joy to fish with.
Sporty design, lightweight, tough, etc. What’s there not to like…
Light Or Tough, You Choose
One special thing about the Abu Garcia ALX Theta is its drag setting. No doubt we prefer our reels to be able to put high pressure on the brute that we are battling. However, there are many at time when our drag pressure takes the fun away from the battle. Some call this overkill. Well, with the Abu Garcia ALX Theta, the overkill scenario can be somewhat avoided.
The reel comes with a 2 Way Drag that allows the angler to apply a sort of handicap system when fishing (like how golfers apply it in golf when playing a less skilled opponent). The Abu Garcia ALX Theta allows the angler to choose either a Light drag setting or a Tough drag setting. Light for weaker fighters giving them a fairer chance of winning. While tough is for the gladiators.
7+1 Stainless Steel HPCR ball bearings
Salt Shield® bearings for inner pinion gear
Friction-Free main shaft support structure
AMGearing™ System with Computer Optimised Gear Design
Water Shield Carbon Matrix Drag System
2 Way Drag®, with ‘light’ and ‘tough’ settings
C6 Carbon rotor
One Piece Durametal™ Body
Rocket line management
Duracarbon™ handle and EVA handle knob
Always-On Anti Reverse