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ABU Garcia Black Max #14436777 08/01/22 10:28 PM
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Someone just gave me a gift card to Walmart and there was enough money on it to buy one of these reels so after looking around the fishing stuff I came home with a Black Max; maybe I should have spent the money on lures instead. I already own a couple of the Pro Max reels and from what I've read about them they are basically Revo and Black Max technology combined. Those two reels have already boated a few fish and fished some tournaments and have performed flawlessly. I put this new Black Max on a 7 foot medium heavy crankbait rod I had laying around and then loaded the reel with backing and 30 pound Strike King Braid I got in a gift bag. I'm going to use it as frog rig and have one tied on. The yard test; after I backlashed the mess out of it and remebered I needed to tune the thing for the lure on the end, it cast a country mile. Luckily braid picks out real easy. This reel will get tested Saturday morning @ Bob Sandlin and I'll report back.

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Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14436807 08/01/22 11:08 PM
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I started out with black max reels. Had no problems.

CB Rod for frogs will be interesting though.

Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: wh2004] #14436830 08/01/22 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by wh2004
I started out with black max reels. Had no problems.

CB Rod for frogs will be interesting though.

This one is old school and kind of stiff for a CB rod. It's more like a C-Rig Rod. It was built for really big crankbaits.


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Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14436959 08/02/22 01:19 AM
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I have 2 Black Max reels. The one I have set up for lipless and small crank baits throws farther than any other reel rod combo I have. For 40 bucks they’re disposable. I’d buy another in a heartbeat.

Check Johnny Schultz on Fish The Moment. He loves them. Great value for the money


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Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14437001 08/02/22 02:11 AM
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Fantastic reel for the money. I have 5 of them now and use them for anything i will crank. They outcast every reel i own.

Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14437063 08/02/22 04:48 AM
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That braid will fail on hookset, too light
I am not a fan of abu, I hope you like it.


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Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14437138 08/02/22 12:32 PM
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have them and never had a reel problem.

Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14438023 08/03/22 01:26 AM
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Great value, yes they feel a little cheap and you're more likely to get a lemon, but I use them along side much more expensive reels and they cast just as far. If one quits after a year and half it's no big deal.


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Re: ABU Garcia Black Max [Re: ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50)] #14438625 08/03/22 06:06 PM
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I still have an Abu Garcia Silver Max 3 reel that I use for moving baits. It's about the same price as the Black Max. I throw spinnerbaits, crank baits, and swim baits on it. It's held up just fine, and I've had it 5 years now. It's another great reel that comes to mind when I think bang for buck.

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My travel rod is a silver max w/ silver max reel. It serves it's purpose when I'm pond hopping or traveling for work and want to take a rod with me.

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Originally Posted by avid_basser
My travel rod is a silver max w/ silver max reel. It serves it's purpose when I'm pond hopping or traveling for work and want to take a rod with me.



I'm waiting for my 7 year old son to grow out of the Zebco's. Once he does I'm going to hand him down the Silver Max 3 as his first baitcaster. Hopefully that's sooner rather than later!

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