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Abu Garcia Announces Trade-In, Trade-Up Program at the 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is set to take place at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC on May 25th-26th. On 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 Green Pond Landing 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 was highly successful last year when the anglers who participated got new fishing rods.

At the Angler & Sponsor Banquet on Wednesday night of Championship Week, Anglers will be able to bring an old reel to trade in and receive a free Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Casting Reel. Best of all, the old reels that are donated will go to the South Carolina DNR for usage in various programs.


  • Bring in any old reel and get a free Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Casting Reel.
  • Upon trading in an old reel, anglers will be receiving a card asking them to make a post with the hash tag requirements set by Abu Garcia.

Earlier this year, Abu Garcia introduced a revamped lineup of Revo reels for 2023. Featuring an innovative look, these reels have been completely redesigned and precisely built for power and performance driving confidence with every cast. From the ergonomics of the body design to the frame design and drag systems, every detail of the Revo low profile baitcast reels has been meticulously thought through to be a difference maker when you need it most. As part of the newly updated lineup, the Revo Rocket low profile baitcast reel excels at techniques where speed and efficiency are a must.

Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Casting Reel


  • New asymmetric design
  • Lightweight aluminum frame and handle side plate
  • EXD concept design to maximize casting performance.
  • IVCB-6 brake system for the ultimate performance in controlled casts
  • 10 stainless-steel bearings + 1 roller bearing.
  • 95mm handle with oversized knobs for increased power and torque.
  • Max Drag: 18-pounds
  • Gear ratios: 10.1:1 (43.5” per turn)

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