We designed our CatMaxx Spinning Rod and Reel Combs to give catfish anglers a set-up that's specifically built for whipping-up on freshwater's biggest bad cats!
Reel Features: Designed to whip freshwater’s biggest bad boys! These 70- and 80-size reels are built on abuse-absorbing graphite bodies, have 100% aluminum spools and feature a quality 4-bearing system including PowerLock™ instant anti-reverse.Easy handling, great drag system, big line capacity, oversized machined aluminum handle for incredible crankin’ power—ready to slug it out with channels, flatheads, even monster blues!
Rod Features: An exclusive Bass Pro Shops series for those who chase the whiskered giants of the deep. Beefy, heavy-duty rods have the muscle to haul blues and flatheadsout of their snaggy lairs. Made of tough E-glass with heavy-duty double-footed guides, rugged aluminum oxide tip tops for ultimate ''surge protection'' and cork handles for a non-slip grip. Reflective white tip for easy bite detection at night.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mykeg84 CatMaxx Spinning Combo
Great Rod, great reel. Very sturdy, smooth retrieval. Was able to cast a 2 lb carp w/ a 5 oz weight effortlessly. Very impressed thus far. Now I just need to catch that monster Flathead.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nowlinc Great power over larger fish
Gives good power and stability when reeling in larger fish. Excellent casting distance and overall very reliable.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FarmerCityFisher My turn
I'm tired of buying all the good gear for my son. I deserve some quality toys as well. I bought the CM70 reel to replace a burned up 'discount' reel. It is so nice that I got the CM80. At the time, the Cat Maxx rods were sold out. I'm looking forward to my new combo, CM80 and 11' heavy duty rod. The 50 to 80 lb. flatheads can hide no more, they will be mine.... If the rods perform half as well as the reels, NO fish is safe!!
November 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonnyBoy STRONG
I bought the spinning combo with the size 70 reel and 8' rod, I have it lined with Trilene Big Game 20#. The first time I took it out I landed a 15# and 20# blue cat. It handled very well and I got both fish in with no problem. This is the best combo I have ever owned!
July 19, 2010
The difference is the line capacity and the drag weight. The CM70 holds 190 yds of 25 pound test, where the CM80 holds 290 yards. The CM80 also provides 2.2 more lbs of drag resistance than the CM70. I personally own the CM70 and haven't had any problems or needed the additional features of the CM80. It can be interchanged between RH and LH retrieve.
Yes the difference between the two is the physical size of the reels. Both have the same gear ratios and line recovery, but the CM80 holds an extra 100 yards of the same diameter line. Also the handle is reversible so it can be used as a lefty or righty.