Spinning Reels
>
Abu Garcia Max STX
Abu Garcia Max STX

Abu Garcia Max STX Review

The Abu Garcia Max STX is an affordable spinning reel which provides reliable all round performance. If you're on a tight budget, this reel will do the job for both saltwater and freshwater fishing.
88
Great
121
Users:
4.4/5
Where to buy
88
Great
121
users have rated this product based on our research
Where to buy

Feature overview

Sizes:
Available in 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 sizes.
Gear ratio:
Available ratios: 5.2:1 and 5.8:1.
Bearings:
6
Braid ready:
Yes
Sealed drag:
Yes
Body material:
Graphite

What we found out about the Max STX, after plenty of reading:

Reasons to buy this reel

  • Decent smoothness and solid casting ability
  • Reliable drag that can handle large any bass
  • Suitable for both saltwater and freshwater fishing
  • Lightweight, graphite body that provides solid durability
  • Extremely affordable spinning reel that performs as described
  • Users say this reel is one of the best options in this price range

Reasons not to buy this reel

  • Users have had problems with the anti-reverse feature becoming faulty
  • Will not be as smooth operating as high priced reels
  • Graphite is often perceived to be not as durable as aluminum

Bottom line

The Max STX is one of Abu Garcia's more affordable spinning reel options, and provides reliable all round performance. If you're on a tight budget and looking for a quick spinning reel replacement, this reel will do the job. It's not going to provide you with the best in all aspects, but it'll definitely hold up.

Expert Video Reviews

4.4/5
average customer rating across leading retailers
Check price at:
Check Price at TackleDirect

Other reels you may like:

Daiwa Crossfire LT
Daiwa Crossfire LT
94
Superb
27
Users:
4.7/5
Read review
Shimano Sedona FI
Shimano Sedona FI
90
Superb
683
Users:
4.5/5
Read review
Lew's Speed Spin
Lew's Speed Spin
86
Great
18
Users:
4.3/5
Read review