New Stuff: Maxel Hybrid 25 Reel
February 22, 2017
Small, light, strong and powerful, Maxel Hybrid star-drag reels are and ideal for jigging, casting, bait fishing and light trolling duties. The new Hybrid 25 features a 30% wider spool for more line capacity (400 yrds./30 lb. braid), while the reel’s slightly wider frame improves casting control.
Both the Hybrid 20 and 25 models boast a smooth, reliable carbon drag system that delivers up to 28 pounds of stopping power. Gears are heat-treated, high-precision stainless steel, while 7 shielded, stainless steel ball bearings assure smooth performance.
The fast 5:1 gear ratio allows for high-speed retrieves—ideal for retrieving plugs and jigging.
Other key features include instant anti-reverse, machined-aluminum frame, and cold-forged aluminum spool. The reel’s lightweight handle features an EVA knob for a sure grip.
The Hybrid 20 will hold 330 yards of 40-pound braid, while the new Hybrid 25 will hold 400 yards of 30-pound braid. Both models are available in left- and right-hand retrieve.
Maxel Hybrid 20: $280
Maxel Hybrid 25: $320