Black Max Combo
Black Max Combo thumbs up.
I have been using the Black Max combo for 3 months now, I have almost nothing but good things to say about this combo. If you are a beginner looking for a a combo to start with, this is your combo. Even if your an experienced fisherman you'll be pretty impressed with this combo. I have been using this set up mainly for bass using a jerk bait. The medium action rod is my only complaint. But that has a lot to do with what I am using it for. I usually like a medium heavy rod. But that is No fault of the product just my personal preferences. It has great sensitivity when using a drop shot or senko. I have landed 22 bass with is combo in the past 3 months. I have recommended this combo to quite a few of my buddies that don't want to break the bank on a new set up. I would recommend it to you as well if you're looking for a combo and trying to save some coin. Thanks and good luck!
April 10, 2014
First time out, tip of rod snapped while bringing in a 12oz fish.
March 26, 2014
Great Reel, don't even bother with the rod
I bought the combo, seemed great, rod snapped first time out. This was extremely irritating as i'm sure you can imagine. I have nothing good to say about the rod. However, this reel is incredible! I have used power pro line as well as lighter mono and it is an outstanding caster. It also has the best drag system by far out of all the baitcasters i've used. So in hindsight i'd have bought the reel and bought maybe a st.croix or something seperate.
March 16, 2014
Black Max Combo
I replaced all of my Ambassador 5000's, 6000's and other reels with the Abu Garcia Black Max Combo. I have arthritis in my hands which made other reels and rods combo's hurt my hands after a few minutes use. Since I fish several times a week I have to have rods and reels that are not only comfortable to use but high quality workmanship. You cannot but another rod and reel combo that is as good as these no matter the price.
September 11, 2013