Without a doubt, next to our great love of euro-nymphing, there is an undeniable addiction for catching big fish and with big fish in mind, MAX BLACK was born.
What do we consider a big fish? Well, the size of a trophy will depend on the size and inherent productivity of a particular river, so in terms of rod performance, the MAX BLACK series were designed to target fish in sizes from 3 to 12 lbs, no matter the species.
Our other rod series, like the MAX EVO or the XTZ can also handle big fish, but were not designed for the sole purpose of hunting specimen fish, which after all is part of our daily business, so it was only a matter of time for us to refocus.
As we have been able to extend our playgrounds to Slovenia, Chile and Argentina, our team members have been able to broaden their horizon and gain a great deal of experience. The MAX BLACK series draw some of their DNA from fishing untouched waters with hard fighting trophy fish.
What makes a big-fish-euro-nymphing rod?
-a huge amount of backbone, for one, it provides greater control of the fish at any moment during the fight;
-a soft tip section to protect fine tippets, some big fish are not necessarily targeted with large nymph patterns;
-superb sensitivity, to be able to feel even the subtles takes those often highly educated fish are capable of;
-ultra fast tip recovery, this ensures high casting accuracy and reduces line tangling, oftentimes you only get one cast before you spook the fish;
-physical light weight and perfect balance, let’s face it: you are at it for hours at a time it can be mentally and physically challenging;
-a versatile rod that allows you to cast single tiny nymphs, as well as a dry-droppers and large zonker jig nymphs, only by adjusting your preferred euro-