Abu Garcia® Black Max Low Profile
- 4 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
- PowerDisk™ drag system gives smooth drag performance
- Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
- MagTrax™ brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
- Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design
- Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel design
- One piece graphite frame
- Graphite sideplates
Abu Garcia® Black Max Low Profile is rated out of 5 by 329.
Rated 5 out of 5 by armyvet from Abugarcia is the best I use only abu reels & have my whole life ever since I could hold a pole. I learned to cast the open face reel by casting into an old tin folgers coffee can. Now I have owned the black max now for 2 years I have been fishing tournaments & just for fun I have caught allot of big fish using this reel (see photo) you can not go wrong with purchasing one of these! Because once you do you will not use any other brand.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big East from My first baitcaster, my first Calico Bass My dad is a big fan of Abu Garcia products, and the Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I decided that I wanted to catch one a Calico Bass from shore in Southern California. A few days later I ordered a left handed Abu Garcia Black Max baitcaster reel, and 7' 6" Heavy/Fast Abu Garcia Vendetta Rod. Me and a buddy found a cove that we thought might be a great place to fish, and my rod and reel arrived the night before our trip. We had to climb down a very steep slope in the rain and cold, but we had our lines in the water for 7:00am. We tried every swim bait we had, but the fish just weren't biting. However, I was having a blast casting my new rig, so we decided to hang out a little longer. A few cast later, bam...fish on! I pulled this guy threw the kelp and the rocks with a huge smile on my face. It was my first time using a baitcaster and I was able to fish for over 4 hours without any problems. Thank you Abu Garcia.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by AK River Rook from Solid and dependable I bought the black max over a year ago, after researching many bait caster reels and this proved to be the most economic reel for a starter. This was my first bait caster and it has not let me down. I fish hard up here in Alaska and have caught a number of Sockeye salmon and coho salmon using this reel. It is dependable and definitely reels in this fish. I highly recommend this reel to anyone looking for a starter bait caster or even those who are looking for a "back up" reel. For those folks having difficulties with back lash etc. i suggest YouTube to assist in the proper settings (drag, brake system and spool tension). Tight lines!
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by chris from best baitcaster reel i have always been partial to the bait casting reels but this is the best reel i have ever bought its action is truly outstanding i can get everywhere with my casts and go as far as i need to and with out a problem the only thing is i wish u had a spout about how to use the breaking and drag i have not found out how to set the proper drag on it yet i caught a large mouth bass yesterday and just barely brought it in before the line snapped good thing it didn't snap but the drag could be set at a better thing the problem is that when i loosen the drag the spool spins to fast and creates a rats nest in the spool seat how do i fix this problem in the future
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by David944 from Great reel I am very young at 13 yet I have loved fishing all my life. I was very well adapted to the conventional spinning reel and was happy with that. This was my first baitcasting reel and I am more than happy by its proformance. I put 15lb test and it is very smooth. I have caught numerous fish over 35 inches on this reel and would recommend this as a "newbie" reel for people who are just starting with baitcasters
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wildcards from Best bang for the buck I have been using the older style BlackMax for well over a year and it has provided hours and hours of trouble free performance. I fish exclusivity large mouth, and it's usually out of lilly pads so when my line gets caught my BlackMax gets put to the test. With 50lbs power pro the lilly pads always loses. I gave the BlackMax a "good" on casting performance because the brake needs small adjustments from time to time to keep the casts perfect. I am 100% satisfied considering the price point of this reel. Upon my return from Afghanistan I will upgrade to a Revo and the BlackMax will stay on a backup rod. Abu Garcia for life !
Date published: 2012-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by FishHacker from Great Value and no backlash! I got this reel and it has held up solid fishing salt water in the surf. I had disassembled it to see the parts and the gears were very solid. The drags were of a composite material and looked capable. I added additional lubrication to help with the harsh conditions of surf fishing and it was worth it. I have fished 3 seasons with this reel and only serviced it once to check on the wear and tear. The inside parts were all as good as I saw them the first day. I cast into the wind and ocean spray fishing 2x a week average each season and this reel has held up very well for it's price point with rarely a backlash unless I'm fishing in the dark and can't see what's going on.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by austinfd5 from First baitcaster ever owned Ive been a fan of abu spin cast reals for a very long time. I decided to take my fishing game up a few notches and purchase a baitcaster. After roaming through walmart, Gander mountain and cabelas I came upon this jewel. For $50 you really couldn't beat it for a first baitcaster and since its an abu it made an awesome deal.First time I used it I took it into my back yard and figured it out almost instantly. Very smooth real and feels really good with a fish on the other end. I'd definitly reccomend this to others who are new to baitcasters. Thanks Abu Garcia for keeping up the quality. I'll definilty be sticking around for a long time!!
Date published: 2014-06-24
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