Abu Garcia Black Max 4 Low Profile Baitcasting Reel (JDM)
By: The Angler
Back in the day I spent hours casting at the parking lot of my office. When it rains I would be casting into puddles. when it did not rain, I would be casting into a pail or a bucket. To the folks working in neighbouring offices; I must have looked like a lunatic hoping to catch a fish at the office parking lot. Once in a while someone would ask if I caught anything yet and I would say something like “yup, dinner is available today” or “no luck yet.”
[ a superb reel to start one’s journey with into the world of baitcasting… ]
To the countless anglers around the world who’ve learnt how to cast a baitcasting reel from me; looking like a lunatic was how I prepared myself for every class and clinic…hahaha. One of my earliest workhorses was the Abu Garcia Black Max low profile baitcasting reel. It was a simple and reliable reel that cast well; a superb reel to start one’s journey with into the world of baitcasting.
A good looking reel the all new Abu garcia Black Max 4 JDM is.
Well, that was back then. The Abu Garcia Black Max low profile baitcasting reel has certainly come a long way since. Let’s also remember that the Abu Garcia Black Max first came out as a round baitcasting reel or conventional baitcasting reel. But in its low profile form the Black Max is has come to its fourth generation JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) form and is looking even sportier.
Sits comfortably in the hands of most anglers.
Being called a Black Max, the Abu Garcia Black Max 4 (JDM) low profile baitcasting reel comes in a matte black frame with glossy black side plates. It also comes with a black handle and black rubber grips. The metallic red spool, spool control knob, etc. breaks the monotony of the black colours adding contrast, giving it its awesome sporty and elegant look.
Sporty looking reel with metallic red on black, and carbon fibre insert at the stardrag area.
The Abu Garcia Black Max 4 (JDM) low profile baitcasting reel certainly is smaller in size especially when compared to its predecessor; the one that I used to practice with at the parking lot of my old office. This new one is more slim-lined and fits snuggly in my hands allowing for hours of comfortable fishing.
Looks aside, the Abu Garcia Black Max 4 (JDM) low profile baitcasting reel comes with five high quality stainless steel ball bearings that gives it smoothness and better durability. It also comes equipped with Abu Garcia’s long time proven Duragear system that uses brass gears of which also enhances durability.
Machined aluminium spool; looks awesome in metallic red with black lines.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, this new Abu Garcia Black Max 4 (JDM) low profile baitcasting reel is built to take on hard fighting fishes. It comes with a compact bent handle that allows for more balanced reeling (feel), and it comes with a maximum drag rated at 6kgs; good enough to take on most of the targeted fish species that it was made to fish for. Below are some of its features.
Brake control at the side plates.
4+1 stainless steel ball bearing
Power Disk drag
Max drag: 6kg
Duragear Brass Gear system
Magtrax brake system
Compact Bent Handle
Graphite side plates
One-piece graphite body
Recessed reel foot
Machined Aluminium spool
Gear Ratio: 6.4:1
Retrieve Speed: 64cm
Mono: 10lb/150m | 12lb/120m | 17lb/85m
Braided: 20lb/155yds | 30lb/120yds | 50lb/ 80yds
Top view shows a sporty reel with nice curves.
It is always nice to see what the fellas at Abu Garcia come up with. This new Abu Garcia Black Max 4 (JDM) low profile baitcasting reel is certainly an attractive package. Being a sporty and elegant looking reel yet not too overly designed; the Abu Garcia Black Max 4 (JDM) low profile baitcasting reel will certainly be turning heads for the right reasons.