How to String an Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Black Max Reel

How to String an Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Black Max Reel
The Abu Garcia Black Max is part of the Max series of baitcast reels that also includes the Pro and Silver Max. Designed in Sweden, with features such as brass gears, high speed retrieves, anti-distortion aluminum spools and instant anti-reverse, Abu Garcia packs many of the popular features anglers demand into each reel. Fishing the Black Max is designed to be problem- and worry-free as is installing or stringing new line on the reel.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Monofilament fishing line
  • Scissors
Step 1
Attach the Abu Garcia to the reel seat on the handle of a baitcast rod to make stringing the line more easily accomplished. Locate the small round line guide located on the front of the reel through which the line passes to the spool.
Step 2
Pull the free end of the new monofilament fishing line from the filler spool. Feed the line through the line guide on the front of the Black Max reel. Pull the line around the spool of the Black Max reel so that several inches of the free end of the line extends past the spool.
Step 3
Connect the monofilament line to the spool of the Black Max reel with an Arbor knot. Tie the knot by forming an overhand knot. Hold the main line in one hand and the free end in the other. Loop the free end around the main line and tie an overhand knot with the free end of the line. Tie a second overhand knot with only the free end. Pull the knots down tightly against each other and the spool.
Step 4
Hold the handle of the Black Max reel with one hand and grasp the line between the reel and first line guide with the other hand. Apply tension to the line with your hand and begin turning the handle to wind line onto the spool.
Step 5
Fill the spool with line until it is within 1/4 inch of the spool edge. Cut the monofilament line free from the filler spool with scissors.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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