Your budget might be ultra-conservative, but at the same time, you certainly don’t want a toy. You want quite the opposite. You want a sporting chance for a small outlay.
The Abu Garcia Black Max Spin Reels does all that and more, providing an incredibly robust fishing reel that will perform with integrity.
Abu Black Max Spinning reels sport features from its older and more expensive sibling, the Revo. Features such as the Everlast bail system.
The Everlast bail system is all about durability. Auto Bail arm failure is a common and traditional feature in many spin reels. The Everlast bail arm ensures bail arm engagement the moment you crank, every time.
The Rocket line management system and the Rocket Spool Lip Design are the big technologies that make casting legendary and near always accurate and long. The big plus is that looping is pretty much eliminated. There is less likely to be downtime sorting tangles, regardless of the number of times you cast. A brilliant feature for the lure angler.
The Slow Oscillation and Rocket line management system teams up with the Rocket Spool Lip Design to offer casting credentials well above is entry level category. These are the sorts of features you want when casting long and heavy from the rivers banks, ocean rocks or a windy beach.
Three ball bearings, while a small amount in modern standards, is more than enough to give a silky feel and support under load.
The absence of an array of moving parts makes this simple design perfect for the angler looking for no-fuss durability — an ideal choice for the part-timer, novice and rough angler.
Abu Garcia Black Max Spin Reels look fantastic in Black and red. Please pick your size and buy one now and strap it to your favourite rod.
Features and Specifications
Max Drag (kg)
Approx line Capacity (mono)
BLACKMAX SP 20 Size
Rivers, Lakes, Light
BLACKMAX SP30 Size
Rivers, Lakes, Light
BLACKMAX SP40 Size
Heavy River and lake / light beach, rock or offshore
BLACKMAX SP60 Size
Beach, Rock, offshore boat
3 + 1 bearings
Lightweight graphite body and rotor
Machined aluminium spool
Everlast bail system
Rocket line management system
Rocket Spool Lip Design
Note: Price is for 1 reel only – Choose preferred size when ordering. Images for illustration only. Slight differences may occur such as handle design.
Abu Garcia Black Max Spin Reel Buying Guide
Small Size Class Models
Ideal size for light class fishing such as in lakes, rivers, harbours, etcetera.
The 20 and 30 sizes will see you well placed to cover most inshore applications, land-based, inland boat or Kayak, fresh and Salt.
You will be targeting anything from Trout, Bass and Yellow Belly to Bream, Flathead and Whiting. The spool is ideally placed to handle braid or traditional mono so you can fish easily with lures of all types as well as flesh baits, live and fresh.
Abu Black Max spin 20 reel is that little finesse reel that you will come to love for estuary, lake, stream and harbour fishing for a wide array of light class fish species such as the likes of bream, trout, perch, bass, whiting, flathead and a whole lot more.
Some suggestions we can provide is to fish this reel with a 6-7ft rod that has a line rating anywhere in the vicinity of around 2-5kg. We have plenty for sale here at Fishing Tackle Shop.
Abu Garcia Black Max 30 reel is just that touch bigger – not by much but sees an increase in either line capacity or line weight size that can be used. Therefore, stick along the same lines by choosing a rod around 6-7ft in length but with a line rating anywhere from 2-6kg.
Choose a graphite rod if you want sensitivity and feel and like to use many lures or for the novice and bait angler, fibreglass style rods like Uglystik rods make good choices.
These are our suggestions, of course, this is purely a guide so feel welcome to go your own way. If you do require some assistance in rod choice, get in touch with us.
Medium Size Class Models
Your ideal choice for heavy inshore, beach, rock or boat fishing
Here’s a reel that doesn’t require a tremendous amount of thought. If you’re on a tight budget but want a medium size reel for your boat, or to hit the rocks and surf, just put an Abu Garcia Black Max Spin reel in your shopping basket right now. Strength, durability with solid, reliable performance at an entry-level price. Brilliant.
The Black Max 60 or 40 size looks great in black, with sport style red highlights. However, aesthetics are only a small part of a much bigger picture.
Point the Abu Black Max 60 at larger Mulloway from the surf gutters and break walls or target big Tailor and or groper from the rocks.
On the boat, the 60 will see you well armed for smaller pelagic species and reef feeders like big Snapper out on the nearshore waters.
If you want to head up the top end rivers, the 40 will give decent Barra plenty of stick but will also work brilliantly as an inshore all-rounder, capable of record flathead or Big Murray cod from the fresh.
The Black Max medium size range are superb Budget spin reels that get you out tackling big fish for mere pocket change.
Abu Garcia Black Max 40 Reel is the ideal pick for your all round heavier inshore applications such as chasing mulloway in lakes, barramundi in rivers and impoundments, cod in the dams, snapper out of the shallow reefs etcetera.
We suggest purchasing a 6-8ft rod to go with the Max 40 size reel. Graphite rods will be the best choice, and those that have a rating of anywhere between 4-10kg will be ideal.
You could also use the 40 size model on a 3-5kg long and light surf rod as well for targeting whiting or blackfish.
Abu Garcia Black Max 60 Reel is ideal for those heavier offshore boat applications as well as for spinning off the rocks and beach with a slightly heavier line class.
Match to a 9-10ft rod for spinning off the rocks, a 10-12ft rod for fishing off the beach or a 6-7ft boat rod for fishing offshore.
The lightweight feel of a graphite body and rotor combined with a lightweight Alloy spool sacrifices nothing in overall strength, while providing fatigue free casting.
The Black Max Spin reel can take some punishment. The simple design yet robust construction ensures the Black Max will handle the toughest of species and hardest of anglers.
The casting features are the same as the Revo reels, a far more expensive Abu Garcia Model. This means the angler gets the superb casting manners of a spin reel attracting a much higher price tag.
The Slow Oscillation provides a dead even line lay. This, coupled with the Rocket line management system and the Rocket Spool Lip Design ensures fantastic casting, a perfect feature when fishing the rocks and beach where long, weighted casting is required
Casting manners are such that casting loops are all but eliminated. This is ideal for constant casting in tricky conditions.
Everlast Bail System is an excellent design. One of the issues with spin reels over the years has been the propensity for auto bail systems to be too fragile. Everlast was designed to combat this recurring problem and provides Black Max with even greater durability.
Hit the rivers, lake, beach, boat and rocks with confidence with your new Abu Garcia Black Max Spin Reels. There’s no need to bust the bank to get strength and performance for the environments where it is needed the most. The Black Max spin fishing reel is a brilliant entry level reel, ideal for the novice and intermediate angler on a budget.
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