Cat Maxx Reels

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by gowens, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. gowens

    gowens New Member

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    South Carolina
    Anyone using Cat Max baitcast reels from Bass Pro Shops. I don't know if they will hold up like an Abu Garcia.
     
  2. bigmaac73

    bigmaac73 Member

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    Lenoir City, TN
    I have 2 abu garcia's and one cat maxx and the abu's have more cranking power, and the new ones have a better drag, also the clicker is louder onthe abus. I don't know if one would outlast the other, but the abu's are worth the extra money in my opinion.
     

  3. Bob R

    Bob R New Member

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    Woodbridge, VA
    I had a catmaxx baitcast a couple of years ago. The worm gear for the level wind went bad on it within a year, so I switched over to the ambassadeur and havent had any problems at all.
     
  4. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Kansas CIty, MO
    Yeah, there junk....
     
  5. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Montgomery, Alabama
    U is better off with a Abu Garcia.
     
  6. IamMike

    IamMike New Member

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    Ohio (near cincy)
    Cat Maxx

    Clicker - not very loud

    Durability - questionable

    Buy an Abu Garcia (better casting, better clicker, more durable, better drag, lifetime investment) so you don't spend money after bad.

    just my 2 cents
     
  7. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Ohio
    I have had one for about two years and have had no problems with the reel. The clicker id not as loud as I would like but it cast great to me. I keep that one set up with a float on it now. Would I buy another...No. You can get an ABU for about the same price now so that's what I would buy.
     
  8. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    Marion Ark
    I have the Cat Maxx Bait Caster and just love it.