Abu Garcia Trade-In, Trade-Up Program Available to Anglers Competing in the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops

Participating Anglers can get a new Revo Casting or Spinning Reel

SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 7, 2024) – The 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is set to take place at Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL on May 23rd-24th.  During Wednesday evening of Championship week, the Association of Collegiate Anglers will host its annual Angler & Sponsor Appreciation Banquet.  The full field of 400 anglers will make their way to the Conference Center at the Marriott Shoals in Florence, AL to register for the event and meet with many of the ACA’s series partners.  Abu Garcia will be on-hand to support the anglers and offer its Trade-In and Trade-Up program to event participants.  This event has been highly successful in years past, as anglers who participated got new fishing rods/reels.

At the Angler & Sponsor Banquet on Wednesday night of Championship Week, anglers will be able to bring an old reel, of any brand, to trade in and receive a new Abu Garcia Revo5 SX or Revo3 SX reel.  The old reels that are donated will go to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for usage in various programs.


  • Bring in any old reel, no matter the brand, and get a new Abu Garcia Revo5 SX or Revo3 SX

Redesigned from the ground up, the 5th generation of Revo low profile reels have been designed to provide best-in-class precision, power, and performance. The Revo SX features Abu Garcia’s X2-Cräftic™ alloy frame and asymmetrical body design to provide the ultimate balance in weight, strength, and ergonomics. With the D2 Gear design and up to 25lbs of Power Stack Carbon Matrix drag, the Revo SX has the torque and power you need in a workhorse reel. The EXD Concept design allows anglers to maximize their casting performance while the IVCB-6 braking system gives anglers ultimate control with nearly limitless braking options.

Another staple in the Abu Garcia lineup of reels is the Revo SX spinning reel.  This reel has been engineered to deliver unmatched performance and durability. It combines a Zenon inspired A-SYM body design to minimize the body size and optimize weight and balance with the AM-G fully machined gear systems for the ultimate in smoothness and cranking power. Casting performance is maximized by the V-Rotor design and Rocket line management system that allows anglers to fish mono, braid, and even difficult-to-manage fluorocarbon.