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84 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I'm fairly new to baitcasters and I used to have a Abu Garcia Ambassador. Then finally one day it broke a nd I was out of a baitcaster. I had $90 and I happened to be at Walmart when I saw this. I was river fising and reeled a 13 lb bass out of the weeds. The casting is great and it retrieves fast. The rod has quite the back bone. The flipping switch I never use because it always screws me up. Overall, Its a great rod for the price.
I am a kinda beginner bass fisherman and I needed a good starter baitcaster. I got the rod today and caught 7 bass all weighing no less than 2 lbs. Great reel speed and very durable rod, and i plan on fishing with it more and more. Great deal
Got for grandson's 11th birthday. Opened on 8/4 and part (drag adjustment) is missing. Will have to return for a replacement.
Just got my combo today so no water time yet but it is very balanced and incredibly light. The reel is also very smooth.
I've stayed away from baitcasters for the past 15 years, due to a bad experience and I've used spinning reels ever since. I figured it was about time that I gave baitcasters another shot. I did my research to make sure I was getting the best combo for my money. I went back and forth between two different combo sets and finally decided on the Silver Max combo. The gear ratio, balance, and smoothness won me over. I plan on adding more Abu Garcia products to my fishing arsenal.
BOUGHT IT TODAY AND WEANT DOWN TO THE LOCAL LAKE. CASTS SMOOTH. GREAT RETRIVE. MY DAD BEGS ME TO USE IT.
Pulled a 2.5 lb bass out of the brush. Nice & smooth crank bait casting using 20# braid. The rod tip is soft enough to feel the bite and has good backbone when setting the hook. Currently using a 6'6" which helps with rod storage. Will buy a 7' next purchase for drop shots and jigging. Very pleased with performance and flipping switch on reel. Great value for the price!
This is my first reel and and love every bit of it. Casts smooth, good distance, ofcourse I've had some backlashes in the beginning but they were all easy to "unknot". This reel has made me an Abu guy all the way.
Perfect reel.I couldn't cast lures that weighed below 4 grams on my previous baitcaster,but with the silvermax,casting micro lures is easy.Skipping,flipping and pitching lures are not a problem for me anymore.I usually fish everyday (avg.of 6 hours a day) and in any weather.The performance of the reel is no different from the first time I used it. The mag trax breaking system is great too.My number of backlashes has decreased.
The ratio is perfect for my needs as I use this one reel for all applications.The flipping switch makes pitching baits much easier.There's a lot more I would like to say about this,but I'm in a rush here. The reel looks great too,feels great to palm.I would recommend this if you are searching for your first baitcaster reel,or even if you are an experienced baitcaster user,you should try this.
Pretty amazing reel. I have used Abu reels for years. Still have five Black Max and three Pro Max that were bought back in the early 90's. This reel fits well in the hand, cast like a dream and is a very smooth operator. Liked it so well I just bought two more and two Pro Max2's. By far the ease of use and level of craftsmanship are top notch. Price is great for this quality of reel
I've had this reel for over 2 years now, and absolutely love it. The Silvermax is amazing. I learned to cast baitcasters with this reel and continue to use it all the time. I've thrown everything from 1/2 oz jigs to weightless wacky rigged senkos. Seems amazingly fluid.
I bought this reel a year ago and could not be happier with it. Easiest, smoothest casting reel I own.
Smoothest reel I have ever owned! Lightweight and easy to cast! Favorite reel in my arsenal!
I bought this over a month ago and love it's ease and handling. The smoothness of it's operation is really great.
This has been an outstanding reel for me. I have it paired with an Abu Garcia Vendetta rod. They look great together and perform magnificently.
Without a doubt Abu Garcia is the best! Simply put the best value, quality, and performance. I will not buy any other casting reel.
I own 3 of these combos and have never had any issues at all with them. The silver max is probably one of the easiest casting reels out there. The flipping feature is awesome too! I can't say anything bad about this combo except my arm gets sore from catching all the fish on it!!:)
This is my go to combo while fishing for bass all over ohio. The rod has great action and the reel casts very smoothly with its 6 ball bearings. This rod has landed me some nice fish in my kayaking tournaments. I have even used this combo in saltwater for bluefish and Reds and it has no problems. For the price you can not beat this combo!
I bought this combo over 5 years ago and was really impressed with it . I o only paid 70 for the combo and got 5 great years out of it . I still use the rod, but have to fix anti reverse on the reel.
I bought my first one about 2 years ago and everytime I turned around my one of my boys was using it. So I bought a second for a me one to be used as a worm rod. Now both were being used.... but not by me. So on their birthdays this past year we all now have this combo and we are ALL happy. Except they are both wanting a second rod.... Great purchase and awesome value. A fishing guide turned me on to this combo....
And the Hoodie is sweet!