Abu Garcia MAX STX Spinning Reel
By The Angler
With the launch of Abu Garcia’s MAX series reels, more anglers can get their hands on a branded quality reel at an affordable price; the C Class of the Mercedes Benz family, the A4 in Audi’s stable, and the 3 series in BMW’s fold. The MAX series reels are certainly high performers within their price range. In this article we take a look at the all new Abu Garcia MAX STX spinning reel.
The Abu Garcia MAX STX looks good, thanks to the use of the colour orange in its mix. The reel comes in a silver graphite body, black aluminium spool and handle arm, orange bail wire, and orange rubber handle with a black cap. Its graphite rotor is silver with a black plate. Without the orange, the MAX STX will look just like any other reel. The orange certainly helps make it stand out.
The fun and awesome Abu Garcia MAX STX.
[ The Rocket Line Management System helps provide an even line lay as line is being reeled in. This makes every cast an efficient and good cast.… ]
Yes, the MAX spinning reel series comes with a graphite body and rotor. Although the body and rotor are both made of graphite, they are rigid and tough. The MAX STX reel foot hardly flexes. As for the rotor, it does flex a little but certainly can handle a lot more pressure than the reel’s limits.
When it comes to operations, the Abu Garcia MAX STX is certainly a smooth operator. Turning the handle is like stepping on the paddle of an electric car. The rotor is very well balanced, and it rotates smoothly at a gear ratio of 5.2 full rotations to 1 turn of the handle (depending on model). The gearing is smooth, and the 5+1 bearings certainly helps too.
5.2:1 gear ratio, and a thick and strong bail wire.
Casting And Line Management
The Abu Garcia MAX STX comes with Abu Garcia’s proven Rocket Spool Lip Design that allows line to “shoot” out with the least friction, providing for more efficient casts which translates to better distances. The Rocket Line Management System helps provide an even line lay as line is being reeled in. This makes every cast an efficient and good cast.
When it comes to weight, the Abu Garcia MAX STX falls into the lightweight category. It is amongst the lighter spinning reels in the market within its price range. The smallest model (size 10) weigh only 212 grams while the largest (size 40) weighs 278 grams. Being lightweight, the MAX STX allow anglers to fish for long hours comfortably.
Yummy looking reel handle.
5 Ball Bearings + 1 Roller Bearing
Lightweight Graphite Body and Rotor
Machined Aluminum Spool
Everlast Bail System
Rocket Line Management
Rocket Spool Lip Design