I use this reel for fishing weedless frogs in heavy cover with #50 braid and this reel performs excellent!
December 5, 2013
I own the last model of the Black Max as well as a Revo SX. I started out with a Black Max and later upgraded. Both my reels are primarily used for striper fishing and work quite well. As much as I've abused the Black Max it is still going strong today. It has remained my go to reel when the Revo needs some TLC or when I need a second setup handy. I will be honest, it does have a somewhat gritty feel compared to the Revo, but will cast just as far and will catch fish just as well. My Revo is smoother and feels better in the hand but my Black Max will always have a spot on my next fishing trip.
December 1, 2013
Abu Made It Right!!!!
I purchased my BMAX 2 this spring and caught tons of bass and occasional catfish. I really liked the look and smoothness of the reel. Its easy to adjust and cast fairly far when set right with 10-12lb mono. However, this fall my reel started popping when casting. I contacted Abu and within 3 days they made the problem right. I understand things break, but was in the market for a second reel and was really considering a different brand until they did that. Today I will be purchasing another BMAX2. For the price and the way they honor the quality why would I buy anything else! Thank You!
November 20, 2013
I purchased two combos 1. Silver Max 2. Black Max for my boys for a vacation we went on. They look and feel nice however everytime we cast we end up with a tangled mess. I have adjusted the magnetic adjuster from min to max but it seems like no adjustment will resolve the problem. We have cut and restrung with different test line several times to see if that was the problem however the same problem exists. I have tried youtube to see if I was doing something wrong and can't find any problems. Maybe I'll try some other models/brands to see if we can make it work. Ugh!
October 31, 2013