It's hard to imagine that we could take a fan favorite like the Max™ family and make it even better. But thanks to advanced technology and materials, the new Max reels are precision engineered with a smoother feel and increased performance on the water.

  • 7 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Machined double anodized aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
  • Power Disk drag system gives smooth drag performance
  • Duragear brass gear for extended gear life
  • MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design
  • Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel design
  • One piece graphite frame
  • Graphite sideplates
Model Gear Ratio Inches/Turn Retrieve Speed Spool Capacity (Mono) Spool Capacity (Braid Weight (Oz) Hand Retrieve Max Drag (Lbs)
PMAX2 7.1:1 31 High 12 lbs. / 145 yds. 30 lbs. / 130 yds. 7.9 Right 15
PMAX2-L 7.1:1 31 High 12 lbs. / 145 yds. 30 lbs. / 130 yds. 7.9 Left 15

Video Transcription

Hi, my name is Andrew Wheeler. I’m the product Manager for Abu Garcia. I’d like to speak to you today about the Pro Max series of bait cast reels the Pro max is the top of the line in the max family. It features a 7 plus 1 stainless steel bearing system. This will give you a smooth operation throughout the whole entire life of the reel. These reels also feature a very compact design. This makes it very easy to fish with and it’s a very comfortable design. These reels also feature a bent handle and a bent star. What that dos is allow you hand to get closer to the reel making it a lot more ergonomic and a lot more comfortable to fish with.

These also feature our MagTrax Brake System which is a magnetic brake design that is externally adjustable so you can easily make adjustments on the water. As you can see it features 5 magnetic brake locks and as those get closer to the spool it provides a lot more braking force so when you need more control it allows you to get that easily.

The Pro Max also features our Dura Gear Brass Gear system that will give extremely smooth operation as well as being extremely durable. The Pro Max comes in a 7.1 to 1 gear ration also. We also utilize the power disk drag system. This gives it a very smooth operation throughout the drag range as well as giving very high drag pressures. Make sure you check out Abu Garcia’s Pro Max Reel Series.