Ok reel just watch the side port screw
I have this reel sitting in my garage with no side port. I wasnt watching and the side port screw worked loose. Well it just so happened that I had a fish on when it fell off into the river with the spool. I got the spool back but lost the fish. Check it periodically, maybe even a touch of low strength loc tite. I tried to upload a photo but it wouldnt take
July 23, 2014
Love this reel !
Bought one and could not get over how far it casts. The retrieve is good . Adjustments were easy and controlled , cast perfectly no over spooling . You could spend more money if you want but why? I fish local bass tournaments and have been fishing Bass Pro Extreme rods and reels for over ten years. I like this one better just say'in.
July 18, 2014
Simply gets the job done!
I have paired the BlackMax with the Abu Garcia Vendetta rod and they have handled great on various tropical fish.
Abu Garcia, for life!
July 14, 2014
So far. So good.
I bought a Black Max/Vengeance combo and it works great. It casts great and really far. I was casting farther than 9ft spinning rods. The reel always works great and with the breaks up i dont even really have to use my thumb at the end of the cast. Its easy to set up. Its the first time i use a baitcaster and i had to learn to use it at night because we went night fishing that same day i got it. It was still very easy to cast the rod is good too. At first i thought it wouldnt be strong enough to handle big fish but, after catching a lot of 3-10 lbs catfish, and big, strong croacker, it can handle big fish easily. Great reel to buy if you're just starting with baitcasters. Very versatile. I can use topwater, crankbaits, jigs, spinner baits, simple sinker with hook and bait. It really works with anything and great if you dont want to spend much money. The only thing is that my hands are small and it gets hard to hold the rod and reel after a while. Much better than spinning reels
July 13, 2014