Abu Garcia Black Max Baitcasting Rod and Reel Combo is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 140.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrisashleyfer from Love this combo!This is my first bait caster and I have loved it from first cast. Its handled everything from small mouth to Muskie!
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by MicC from Great workhorse rodThis is a great baitcaster rod and reel combo. Very solid and very forgiving. Learn on this one and work you way up. This one is great to have around for general use.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Newton from First BaitcasterI have used this combo exclusively for a month now and I couldn't be happier. I'm sure there are better rods and reels out there but at my fishing skill level, I can't imagine doing any better with a more expensive setup.My only concern is that I am intimidated at the prospect of taking the reel apart to lube/oil it. Other baitcast models have "oil ports" by removing one screw. Videos I've watched look like I will need to take this reel apart into 5 or 6 pieces.None-the-less, I am very pleased with my purchase and look forward to throwing bait with it every weekend.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mad fishermen from The rod is garbage!!Bought this rod and reel combo a little over a month ago and just used it for the third time today. I hooked a 3.7 lb bass and the rod snapped in half but I still landed the fish! Headed back to academy to return the two silver max combos that I just bought today because they have the same rods.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texoma Shores from Smooth Operator!I bought this Rod & Reel combo and received it promptly. This is the 4th combo I have purchased in the past 12mths. It seems that every time I buy a new rod & reel combo from Abu Garcia, my wife or young adult children adopt the product as their own. Its been a pleasure seeing them appreciate the Abu Garcia quality and precision casting associated with this rod & reel combo. Great to see them catching more fish and enjoying the fishing experience at a new level.....Love the product, quality, dependability and results!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by MIKEM55 from Amazing for price!I bought this last year and it still runs smoothly I fish with it almost every day.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grumpy old man from not happeyGot this as a 40 year retirement gift. never used bait casters before so i went to you tube and studied them. first day casting with them in my back yard the rod broke about a foot from the top. I might have rub it against the ground when i was casting it but nothing so dramactic that it should have snapped. I have read other reviews, reel is great rod sucks!
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by dat cast from it is smooth to cast and fun to use. if you are looking for a good rod reel combo I would recommend.