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Light & Tough: Abu Garcia Zenon Rods and Spinning Reels

New high-performance fishing rods and reels are the lightest made by the company.

Abu Garcia went light with its Zenon series of rods and reels. The company calls the Abu Garcia Zenon spinning reel is "lightest spinning reel ever," and the new Zenon rods, "the lightest and most sensitive rods the company has ever made."

That rang clear at ICAST 2021 in Orlando, where the Zenon gear was introduced this summer. The Zenon rod line, which includes four casting and three spinning models, was named Best-of-Category/Freshwater Rods at the huge fishing tackle show. Additionally, the Zenon reel was named Editor's Choice for spinning reels in Game & Fish's 2021 Tackle Test this spring.

The new spinning reel, with an asymmetric magnesium body, weighs just 4.9 ounces (Size 20).n The Size 30 reel weighs only 5.4 ounces.

Zenon rods, weighing 3.3 to 4.9 ounces among the seven models, all feature premium carbon blanks and the company’s exclusive Powerlux 1000 resin system.

Here’s a look at the Zenon line.

Abu Garcia Zenon rods

Unmatched levels of sensitivity give anglers the confidence they can detect even the most subtle strikes.


  • Abu Garcia’s most sensitive rod
  • Powerlux 1000 graphite construction
  • Ergonomic, Abu-designed reel seat
  • Carbon split-grip design for reduced weight and increased sensitivity
  • ROCS (Robotically Optimized Casting System) guide train for maximized casting distance with lighter lures
  • Titanium alloy guides with super-thin zirconia inserts allow for a lightweight, balanced rod
  • Fuji hook keeper folder down to prevent line tangling and adapts to any position on the rod
  • Limited 5-year warranty
  • Casting Models: 6-9 ML (4.0oz) • 7-0 M (4.1oz) • 7-0 MH (4.1oz) • 7-2 H (4.9oz)
  • Spinning Models: 6-10 ML (3.3oz) • 7-0 M (3.4oz) • 7-0 MH (3.5oz)
  • MSRP: $399.95
  • Available: September 2021

Abu Garcia Zenon Reels: Super Light & Sensitive for Finesse Fishing

WATCH NOW: The Zenon is one of the lightest fishing reels made by Abu Garcia. With Abu Garcia's Andrew Wheeler and In-Fisherman's Thomas Allen at ICAST 2021 in Orlando.

The new Abu Garcia Zenon spinning reel is light, easy to reel and comfortable to hold all day.


  • Asymmetric magnesium body
  • V-Compact rotor
  • Extremely lightweight Hybrid Rocket Turbine Spool
  • Spare machined-aluminum shallow spool
  • Lightweight carbon fiber handle
  • Friction-free main shaft support
  • Drop shot keeper and spare dust cap
  • Weights: Size 20 – 4.9 ounces • Size 30 – 5.4 ounces
  • MSRP: $519.95
  • Available: September 2021

Abu Garcia Musky Reels for Big Baits, Big Fish

WATCH NOW: The Revo Toro Beast series built for day-long musky fishing. With In-Fisherman's Thomas Allen and Abu Garcia's Andrew Wheeler at ICAST 2021 in Orlando.

Engineered for brute strength and unrelenting performance, the Revo Toro Beast low profile baitcast reel delivers a unique platform designed for hard-pulling species.


  • 5 stainless steel HPCR bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
  • X2-Cräftic alloy frame and sideplate for increased corrosion resistance
  • Power Stack Carbon Matrix Drag System provides extreme drag pressures combined with unparalleled smoothness Duragear heavy duty provides increased fighting power and extended gear life
  • DuraClutch design provides improved engagement and durability
  • Extended bent handle for increased cranking power
  • Infini brake system allows almost limitless adjustability to handle any fishing situation
  • Infini II spool design for extended castability and extreme loads
  • Extended line guide
  • Lube port for easy access maintenance
  • Recovery rate: 27 to 34 inches
  • Weight: 13.4 to 13.8 ounces
  • Gear ratio: 4.9:1, 6.2:1
  • MSRP: $299.95


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