Is the Abu Garcia Black Max spinning reel any good?
Let’s start off with the price tag of the Abu Garcia Black Max spinning reel which is very low…about mid $30 range. I’ve read quite a few reviews and watched about 20 videos and it seems to be a good spinning reel. One bad review was because of the small plastic line holder was broken. The owner did not contact Abu Garcia customer service though. I would. They will make it right and probably replace the entire reel. Abu Garcia customer service is great.
Here is a short feature video on the Abu Garcia Black Max spinning reel. You will get a good idea of how the features benefit you.
Abu Garcia Black Max Spinning Reel Features
- 3 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- Lightweight graphite body and rotor – strong and durable + corrosion resistance
- Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
- Everlast bail System for improved durability
- Slow oscillation provides even line lay with all types of line
- Low price tag – $30+
- Excellent customer service
- Attractive finish
I am a spinning guy and most likely will get one of the Black Max spinning reels to try. I just can’t say no to $30 to try a new reel. If it was $100, I would pass. The features are good and beneficial. I love the graphite body and rotor. Graphite is super strong, durable and impervious to corrosion. It’s not just good for fishing rods anymore.
The reviews I read and saw in videos were positive PLUS Abu Garcia customer service is impeccable. They will make things right. I have nothing to loose. If I don’t like the reel, I can return it for a full refund to Amazon.com. If it has any issues, Abu Garcia will send me a new one asap. It’s just a “no-brainer”. I’ll most likely put it on my Ugly Stik and try it on bass.