The pinion gear is a durable and dependable piece of machined brass. 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. In low cost reels an old style bushing on a body stud would function better than a ball bearing. I fell on my back severely bruising my elbow in the process, and it happened because the anti-reverse slipped just as I was striking. A tiny ball bearing inside, also kept in place by a miniature snap ring. Click here to download Page 2 of this report.
The Soron’s system on the other hand is quite simple in design and works great. But how to keep this unit that bears the bearings and the lower drag seal from revolving with the spool due to the friction between the seal and spool? A strong drive gear to complement the pinion, and a combination that produces very smooth winding. The body, side cover, rotor, and bail arm are made of a sturdy aluminium alloy. The S3 incorporates Abu Garcia’s patent pending Fast Tie Down Design which uses two elastomeric rings built into the spool which prevent superlines from slipping on the spool. The ALBi is new for with a complete makeover. The drag The drag washers are carbon fibre, which is one of the best materials available today for reels’ drags. Click on the Banner Ads to learn more about their products and services.
Ten bearings are used to provide smooth operation while Duragear gears form the power train. The drag The drag washers are carbon fibre, which is one of the best materials available today for reels’ drags. The S3 incorporates Abu Garcia’s patent pending Fast Tie Down Design which uses two elastomeric rings built into the spool which prevent superlines from slipping on the spool.
Right below the bearing unit there is a small seal on the shaft red arrow that keeps water from getting to the drag from underneath the spool. The drive gear had me confused for a while. Those who have been in long fights with big fishes know what heat buildup can do to a drag stack.
With extensive use of the Soron the oscillation gear will be the first part to suffer wear. The main gear’s bearings are the same corrosion resistant type. I used this dumbbell from my home gym, weighing 9 kilos No more backing your reel with mono to prevent the super line from slipping around the reel spool. Does not affect the reel’s performance though.
The cage is not the common one piece type that is a pain to install while trying to keep the cylinders from falling.
Abu Garcia® SORON STX Series
It is no secret that since the discontinuation of the Suveran Abu only made rubbish spinners, and this reel gives me hope that this could one day be changing. This separation reduces potential stickiness in the drag stack and provides space that allows for better heat dissipation. Eventually that elasticity will decrease and the clutch will begin to slip. The shallow spool wih the rubber rings designed specifically for braid.
Same goes for digitally controlled gear cutting, waterproof drags, titanium nitrated spool lips, etc. The drivetrain, cleaned of old grease Seen here is the drive gear 1the pinion gear 2the oscillation gear 3and the traverse cam 4. 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.
The Soron’s system on the other hand is quite simple in design and works great. 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. The polished look of the surface and the accuracy of the teeth do not correspond to a typical die-cast part, yet close examination finds no machining marks.
Abu Garcia Soron / Cardinal i –
Smaller reels have a different handle design with a joint. The reel is a medium sized full metal saltwater reel. The body, body cover, rotor, and bail arm are built with the proven X-Craftic aluminum alloy. You have probably seen this in the Soron’s sx video on youtube. There you go, and hope you find it a good read.
The knob on my reel is a little wiggly but I could not take it off to fix because of that permanent bolt. Everlast Bail System, stainless steel main shaft and hardware, a fluorocarbon spare spool, and comfort soft touch paddles.
On the Water with the New G. The rotor’s arm Normally you only need to remove that screw red arrow in photo above in order to take off the spring cover and fully disassemble the bail.
An exception to this rule is Shimano’s Super Stopper which uses stainless steel coil springs for each cylinder, meaning siron it provides a no-play stoppage while having a very long service life.
Not only is the spool designed to handle braided line, the Soron STX reel is also made tougher. The body is now even more rugged. The main gear The drive gear had me confused for a while. Normally you only need to remove that screw red arrow in photo above in order to take off the spring cover and fully disassemble the bail.
The Cardinal ALB gets a stunning redesign and yet still proves to be a great value.
Abu Garcia Soron Stx10 Spinning Reel 1139291
The Soorn Hello All, Sorry for the delays in posting this review. 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.
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. One big problem with the handle though The spiinning is permanently bolted and can not be varcia to service the two small ball bearings inside it. These are quality bearings with laser etching on the outer races.
The bail arm Pointed by the red arrow is the lever connecting the bail arm to the spring.
spinninb 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.
A good ol’ piece of sticky tape always does the trick for me when I do not want or can’t use mono backing. A great value having features of higher end reels. When this retainer disc is screwed in, it both keeps the drag stack in place and makes it waterproof.
Obviously Abu did not try to cut cost by using cheap bearings. I really love mine and so do the people that skron used it to catch steelhead with me. Quite heavy, but I am willing to take the extra weight for the positive and assuring feeling it gives. But unfortunately there is no such support in the Soron, leaving the gear uncomfortably shaky.
The photo is actually of the reel before the disassembly, but those reel rights groups do not know any better.