Abu Garcia® Black Max Low Profile Combo
- 4 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- One piece graphite frame
- Power Disk™ drag system gives smooth drag performance
- Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
- 24 Ton graphite for a lightweight balanced design
- Stainless steel guides with Ziconium coated inserts perfect for braided lines
Abu Garcia® Black Max Low Profile Combo is rated out of 5 by 178.
Rated 3 out of 5 by nate5032 from Great reel, cheap rod I bought the black max combo and was excited to get to know a bait caster. Yet, after little use (meaning did not even take it to the lake yet) the third eye snapped off when I was casting a weight in the driveway to get a feel for it. Took it back to gander and they replaced it with another black max, with no difficulty. Did the same thing but made it to the lake and the third eye is currently in the process of breaking off again. Seems like the rod flexes too much or is just too weak. Had ten pound line on the 10-20 lb medium heavy rod which demonstrates my disbelief at this happening again. Overall, good reel, rod is poor quality.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Edward from Great Bait cast for begineer. Greetings I just got my very first BM Combo set this Monday and i must say the performance for the Reel combine with the rod was excellent. Yesterday i landed a 13lb Barramundi with it but sadly the next day morning cast, i notice my rod tip was snapped during half of my cast and after further inspection. i notice there some faulty crack on the upper part of the rod. It's sad to see my week old Abu in this situation. If there's a warranty then i have to ship back to US and have to wait for a period of time to return. Overall, it's affordable combo set and it's suitable for Beginner or anyone looking for a good start in bait casting.
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rickimaro from Rod Snapped It is a great combo for the money. I caught a five pound lunker largemouth on this and it performs great. I wad kayaking with my uncle and cousin and I flipped the kayak and my combo was gone... I was so mad but my uncle walked in the water found it and pulle it out and it still performs like a charm. Because of my own stupidity I opened my car door when getting out from fishing and I closed the door on my rod and 6 inches snapped off the rod. So I'm not mad at Abu Garcia for this but the rod is very stiff and I question if it is to stiff. Anyways I put the reel on a different rod and I love it. Great combo but pair reel with a different rod.
Date published: 2012-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by rgr1220 from In love with this I bought this combo last year and instantly feel in love with it. This was my first bait caster I have ever owned and it was so easy to learn on. I have enjoyed using this to catch some awesome bass and crappie in Kansas and now Illinois.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous from Epic reel, terrible rod I got this combo for Christmas and was so exited to fish with it, but when I was doing maintenance to the rod and reel the rod slipped out of my hands and the tip of the rod hit my table and snapped in half. I was wanting the other max series combos but upon looking at other reviews of those rods I think I'm going to buy the reels and upgrade to rods like the vendetta, veritas, and verdict rods. However the reel is awesome. I had a backup rod so I've used it since. The reel is very smooth, it casts without backlashing, and has great adjustability. I've used jigs, crankbaits, worms, and swimbaits and it adjusts to the weight perfectly. I love the reel but if I were you I wouldn't even bother with the rod.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kckurazz from Don't Fear trying A Baitcast Reel After hearing all the war stories from family and friends I never would try a baitcast reel even though I always wanted to. I ran across this combo earlier this year and just hade to buy it. This combo is so easy to master because of the features are such good quallity like the Mag Trax Brake system and lightweight feel (not to mention really good looking to) that I couldn't imagine fishing with anything less than a Abu Garcia Low Profile Baitcast Reel. I will say this the combo is so good that I now have a MGX/Villian Combo to go with it. Think about it the bottom end product is so good it sold me on the top end product if that doesn't say it all nothing does. Thanks Abu Garcia you have changed fishing for me forever with this combo.
Date published: 2012-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by BackRoadCountryBoy from Excellent Value This rod and reel has served me well thus far, (for about 2 and a half months,) have reeled in 50 bass or so and going strong! It was making some unpleasant sounds when casting, but basic cleaning remedied that. It is not the smoothest, but hey, it is $50! It has worked well, excepting the fact that it sometimes sticks for a moment when going from freespool to reeling in line. Also, I think that the anti-reverse may have failed once thus far, but it may have been me...no real complaints, though. Will stay with Abu casting reels, but will probably buy the pro max or something like that next.
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doc131 from Great rod and reel! Love this combo! Well made and balanced! I have the black max with the medium/hard rod. Caught a 8 pound bass with little difficulty!
Date published: 2014-09-27
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MODEL # BMAX2/661M$59.95View model specificationsZoomTechniqueCastingBearing Count5Gear Ratio6.4:1Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemMagneticRod Length6'6"Mono Capacity yd/lb145/12Braid Capacity yd/lb130/30Drag MaterialSyntheticMax Drag lb15lb | 6.8kgRod ActionMedium FastLine Rating8-15Rod PowerMediumLure Rating1/4-5/8Rod Blank MaterialGraphiteRod Handle MaterialEVANumber of Pieces1Number of Guides8
MODEL # BMAX2/701MH$59.95View model specificationsZoomTechniqueCastingBearing Count5Gear Ratio6.4:1Reel Handle PositionRightBraking SystemMagneticRod Length7'Mono Capacity yd/lb145/12Braid Capacity yd/lb130/30Drag MaterialSyntheticMax Drag lb15lb | 6.8kgRod ActionFastLine Rating10-20Rod PowerMedium HeavyLure Rating3/8-3/4Rod Blank MaterialGraphiteRod Handle MaterialEVANumber of Pieces1Number of Guides8