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Abu Garcia "Black Max"
Reel Reviews
February 23, 2015    
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Craftsmanship 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Versatility 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

Abu Garcia Black Max

I saw the Abu Garcia Black Max reel as part of a combo during the grand opening of Cabela's Bowling Green, KY location. I did some research that night and found a lot of good comments on the reel. At 49.99 for the combo the price was tempting. I decided to go back to Cabela's and got the combo. I've spooled it with 20# braid and have used it a few times now. The rod and reel feel well balanced and are comfortable to handle and use. The braking system works well, just set it up for each lure change. I've used top water, crankbaits, soft plastics, and jigs with this combo and like the performance it has given me. Overall I'm very happy with the reel and will probably buy another one soon. I would prefer a one piece rod though. But, for the price I'm not complaining. I figure the rod was a freebie thrown in to entice price conscience anglers looking for a quality baitcasting outfit.

Features:
4+1 stainless steel bearing system
Machined-aluminum spool for strength without weight
Smooth Power Disk drag system
Duragear brass gear
MagTrax brake system for consistent performance

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
value, quality build
Cons:
none that I can find

Equipment Model

Model:
Black Max
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