Bass Pro Shops® CatMaxx™ Spinning Rod and Reel Combos

   

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Left/Right

4.5:1

8'

Med Hvy

Line Capacity:
25/190

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
37.4 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
25.2

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-25 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1 - 4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Left/Right

4.5:1

9'

Med Hvy

Line Capacity:
25/190

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
37.4 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
25.2

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-30 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1 - 5 oz.

Pieces:
2

Left/Right

4.5:1

10'

Heavy

Line Capacity:
25/190

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
37.4 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
25.2

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-40 lbs.

Lure Weight:
2 - 8 oz.

Pieces:
2

Left/Right

4.5:1

11'

Heavy

Line Capacity:
25/190

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
37.4 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
25.2

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-40 lbs.

Lure Weight:
2 - 6 oz.

Pieces:
2

Left/Right

4.5:1

8'

Med Hvy

Line Capacity:
25/290

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
39.6 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
26.3

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-25 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1 - 4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Left/Right

4.5:1

9'

Med Hvy

Line Capacity:
25/290

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
39.6 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
26.3

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
10-30 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1 - 5 oz.

Pieces:
2

Left/Right

4.5:1

10'

Heavy

Line Capacity:
25/290

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
39.6 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
26.3

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-40 lbs.

Lure Weight:
2 - 8 oz.

Pieces:
2

Left/Right

4.5:1

11'

Heavy

Line Capacity:
25/290

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
39.6 Lbs.

Recovery:
22" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
26.3

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-40 lbs.

Lure Weight:
2 - 6 oz.

Pieces:
2
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!
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!
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 flatheads out 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. Line recovery in inches per handle turn. Guide number includes tip. Rods are IM7 with PacBay Hialoy guides. Action: MH = Medium Heavy H = Heavy.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best purchase ever Just got it it can easily spool 300 yards of 50 pound braid and I ran out of line before it was completely full high-quality very smooth fast Gear ratio rod comes apart I love it if you are fishing some where with 20+ lb catfish I would highly recommend February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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
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I am planning to start fishing for snook and/or tarpon in the Panama Canal and Bayano River. Would this combo work for this type of fishing?
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The CatMaxx combo can be used for Snook and Tarpon, however, this is not a saltwater reel so you would need to throurghly rinse after use as well as keep it oiled well.
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No but if you needed to you could you would just have to oil it alot
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No it is not it is for freshwater
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Can this cast large lures up to 3 oz and reel in relative ly smoothly? I will still use it mostly for cats, though
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This will work fine. The lure retrieve will be a little slow.
 
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Surf casting?

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IF this is 10 or 11 feet, will it work for surf casting for striper or something else fairly big.
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The longer the rod, the father it will cast. Should be wonderful for surf casting!
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Like for balancing it
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I don't believe so, but I will double check
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The butt does not come off but you might try the The Balancer™ Rod Balancing System Item Number: 38-400-240-00, which fits onto the rear end of most straight handled casting and spinning rods.
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The size is different, the 80 is larger and holds more line. Same quality, great reels!
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Yes, the size is the difference.

CM70 25 LB/190 YDS 25.2 OZ.
CM80 25 LB/290 YDS 26.3 OZ.
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1 or 2 piece?

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does the cat maxx pole break down at all or is it only a 1 piece rod?
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Can't speak for all models, but my 8ft is a single piece.
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There are Catmaxx poles that break down in two or three pieces as well as the smaller one piece rods. There is a 15 foot model I've only seen in stores that is a 3 piece rod.
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Under the Rod Model number it will be listed as 1-PIECE or 2-PIECE.
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Is the difference between the CM70 and the CM80 just the physical size of the reel? Also can this reel be swapped between a righty and a lefty?
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Dont know the model difference, but you can switch the handle for righty/lefty
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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.
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Difference is physical size, 80 holds more line. Both can be switched easily right to left handed.
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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.
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