Has anybody tried the "CATMAX" catfishing Rod or REEL

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by j.smfp, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. j.smfp

    j.smfp New Member

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    HAs anybody tried the "CATMAX" rod and Reel sold by Bass Pro shop? I was wondering if they would be good for river fishing.
     
  2. crab

    crab New Member

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    I have 2 of the CATMAXX rods and they have worked great for me!:wink: I have the CMX90MHT two piece rods. I pulled in the 21.4 flathead in my avatar on it and had no problem at all. I havent tried the reels yet I have 2 ABU 6600 c4 on mine.
     

  3. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I have one of the rods like Scott and they work great. BTW,I was the netman on his PB flattie and the rod performed great. Could have handled a much bigger one. Not sure if his netman could have though...:smile2:
     
  4. xposedguts

    xposedguts New Member

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    I use the reel on my cat rig and its great
     
  5. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    I have the one piece rod and i really like it,i just wish i had a 2 piece because its easier to haul around.but the rods are fantastic.
     
  6. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    YEP! have the one piece rods and reels are OK so far, the only thing that I really don't like about the reel is the clicker switch is a bit small and lower than I like but other than that I have had no problems out of them, yes I would buy another one of them and prolly will :wink:
     
  7. j.smfp

    j.smfp New Member

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    Tahnks to all of you I guess I will buy a couple and give them a try
     
  8. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    what you guys prefer med heavy or heavy?
     
  9. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    I have 7 CatMaxx rods and know that they are QUALITY fishing gear. My rods are 2 piece 10 & 11 ft. MH & H. I have one of the Casting rods and the rest are Spinning. I have taken a 70lb. European Wels on one of the 11ft. Spinning rods and it was a JOY to work with. They are Heavy rods, but well worth the price that you pay. If you were going to be casting out and reeling in multiple time as in Spin-Fishing, they would wear you down over the course of a days fishing. I do not and will not have one of the reels as they are not the standard that I TRUST. Each to his or her own, but this is MHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HOPPY4
     
  10. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Save your money don't buy the reel it's JUnk. Heck for that matter don't buy any BPS reel. Now there rods are a different story.
     
  11. crab

    crab New Member

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    Dinger66 I like the MH action the best.
     
  12. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Haven't tried the reels but the rods are worth toting to the water. I give them high marks.
     
  13. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    I too have 6 catmaxx rods..........very nice stout rods.........i would agree with the rest that the reels aren't up to par........i have one catmaxx reel which is now on a lighter rod......
     
  14. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I second this. Mine is MH and has enough back-bone and also sensitive enough. I'm gonna get Crab to get me one where he got his killer deal at! :wink::big_smile:
     
  15. hagonzal

    hagonzal New Member

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    I also have a catmaxx rod, I use it for long distance casting, it is the CTX11HT, an 11'. The rod has worked great to cast into pretty nice spots that are too far from shore to be reached by shorter rods.
     
  16. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    The rods are awesome! With the eyes they load good and distribute the weight throughout the whole rod. Personally i like the Heavy 7'6" one piece rods due to where i fish. The only problem i've had with one is an eye that popped out and i think that was due to bumping it on something. A little superglue and it was good as new. As for the reel, its a nice starter reel, personally when i'm bringin in rods i like a high speed reel so that reeling in from 40 to 60 depths it comes up quick.
     
  17. camochris2

    camochris2 New Member

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    i have five of the 7 foot ones and have caught many big fish 65lb blue and a 76lb flat head in the missour river so i think you will like them dont know much about the reels bout mine all have abu 7000ic3 on them and there really good reels would owen any thing ealse
     
  18. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    thats all i use is the cat maxx combos they hold up fine ive caught fish up to 74lbs on them
     
  19. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    I personally use the the Garcia 6000 and think they are the best for the money. M y buddy has one of the Catt Maxx reels and from what ive seen I would not buy one myself. Two reasons, first, the bait clicker is not loud enough and second, while getting a run and setting the hook, the line seems to slip on the spool. Thats just my opinion, and as we all know everyone has there own.
     
  20. Crucial

    Crucial New Member

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    I know it's hard to make recommendations with out knowing the full circumstance those involved...I make no assumptions, and mean no offense..

    But..

    I would venture a guess that the line slipping on the spool is not fault of the reel but an improper spooling of the line in the first place. I would bet if your buddy took that line off the spool, and tied a new know (checking for a nice snug fit the arbor) and then a careful snug (not tight but snug) winding of the line back on the spool.. the "slipping" problem will be resolved....

    The line isn't a braid by chance is it :wink: