Great reel for the price!!!!!
I bought one of the silver max reels about a year ago. This is a awesome reel for the money. I fish on the legendary Pickwick Lake for large mouth bass and small mouth bass. No matter if Im casting a texas rig lizard/worm or flipping a jig in heavy cover I dont have to worry about my silver max reel. It cast so easy without any backlashes that I went and bought my 11 year old son one. He had never threw a baitcaster before. After about a week of practice he was casting as good as or better than me and Ive been throwing baitcasters for nearly 20 years. With all of this said I have nothing else to say but what a GREAT REEL.
November 4, 2013
Excellent quality for the price.
For the 60$ price tag, this is one baitcasting reel that exceeded my expectations. Casts smoothly and very far in comparison to other reels when set correctly. Great for a first time baitcasting individual or those with plenty of experience.
October 5, 2013
I bought this reel June 2013 and it hasn't done anything but give me trouble. At first it started making a clicking sound and it went away. I thought maybe it had gotten some dirt or something in it. Then the next month the guide eye started sticking to the left side of the reel. I cleaned and greased it and nothing changed. I cant get any warranty work done being as I don't know where the receipt is from 4 months ago. Very disappointed with it.
October 2, 2013
Amazing Reel, For What You Pay For It.
There are a lot of reels on the market in the $200 - $300 range that do not perform any better than this one. I have two of these reels (left handed) and I love the way they cast. These were my first baitcasting reels and they were very easy to learn. For my money I would rather have these reels in my boat than the $300 one, I am not constantly afraid of dropping it, scratching it, or getting the cover back on it right away. The reels have been used heavily and have performed great for large and small mouth bass fishing. The first one I bought is at the end of its third season and a bearing is starting to squeal now, and I will be moving up to the Pro Max, but the Silver Max definitely has pulled its weight and was worth every penny!
September 6, 2013