For a long time I wanted to write a review on the stick with which my acquaintance with Maximus products began. And so it turned out that this is one of the new products, namely the Maximus High Energy-Z 24L.
This spinning rod has a beautiful and catchy design with a very comfortable grip. And has the following characteristics:
Test: 3-15 gr.
Fishing line test: 4-12 lbs
Height: 240 cm
Spinning has 8 rings with SIC inserts, which are arranged according to the K-Guide System and has small ranks (which will not please fans of winter spinning).
This model of spinning was acquired by me first of all for jig fishing, but having a fast system the stick perfectly copes with other methods of spinning fishing. Taking this spinning for the first time in his hands, shaking it several times, he immediately noted his anger and excellent elasticity, thanks to which the tip almost instantly returns to its place, without making almost any unnecessary vibrations. At first glance, the stick fell perfectly into the hand, but a little later it was found a slight inconvenience during long fishing, but it was easily eliminated by slightly changing the grip.
Adequate spinning jig work begins, in my opinion, with 5 grams. With this weight, the vertex begins to work out perfectly and with a corresponding day, a knock on the hand appears. Of course, many will begin to be indignant, saying why then they put the bottom test one, but in fact everything is felt with a completely different weight! Guys, it's simple. If you put a reel with a high-quality and thin cord on the spinning rod and throw it on the stone bottom in good weather conditions, then you will be tapped on almost any stick to the very bottom of your test. In this case, I achieved this with a # 0.5 PE cord. Nevertheless, the main fishing with me is with thicker cords and therefore I can’t achieve knocking on the hand at 3 grams. At first, I was afraid to overload the stick and caught no more than 12 grams + 3.5 inch rubber. However, very soon, I realized that spinning has a good margin of safety and without fear of throwing them up to 20 grams + bait up to 3 inches or not a big foam rubber. For half a year of fishing with this stick, I determined for myself the best range of weights and this is 8-16 grams. On these scales, the spinning rod performs its farthest casts and all wiring is perfectly controlled even in the presence of a decent crosswind and by no means the hardest bottom.
What can I say on the fishing of fish. The fish knit at a good level and I did not notice a single gathering due to spinning faults. Of course there were gatherings, but rather through my fault. Given the anger of spinning, I would highly recommend constantly checking the clutch setting. A fish sitting on a lip can easily go off due to a tightly drawn friction clutch, you can just tear her lip and stay with her nose, this is what I most often noticed with perches up to 150 grams at the time I tested the stick for working with loads up to 5 grams + bait up to 2 inches.
Work High Energy-Z 24L with wobblers and iron.
The main direction of my fishing is jig, but sometimes I do not disdain and mix plastic with iron. And of course it was necessary to try out this particular spinning in working with such baits. Well, here everything is quite expected, the wobbler up to the 90th is twitching quite successfully, but I don’t advise putting it anymore, the wiring becomes more like stop and go. I have very few turntables, but spinning successfully copes with their sizes 1 and 2, I think that the 3rd will be its maximum limit. As for the fluctuation, the input of 5-12 grams goes very well. Unfortunately, I can’t say a lot about this topic, because I threw it for informational purposes only.
Let's summarize a bit. Spinning is quite versatile, but still more suitable for jigs. For a budget model it has excellent sensitivity. Casting qualities are average. Of the minuses, for myself, I noted only small rings, as I said in the winter it will not be very comfortable, and not a very convenient reel seat directly in the area of the reel from the bottom, but everything is treated with an easy grip change.
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