Maxel Hybrid Star Drag Reels

Maxel Hybrid Star Drag Reels

$279.00 - $319.00
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DescriptionMax DragWeight (oz.)RatioRetrieve (Inch)BBBraid Cap
Single Speed, Star Drag, Size 2028135:130.327 + 1330 - 40Silver / Gunsmoke$279.00 USD
Single Speed, Star Drag, Size 2028135:130.327 + 1330 - 40Black / Gunsmoke$279.00 USD
Single Speed, Star Drag, Size 2028135:130.327 + 1330 - 40Pink$279.00 USD
Single Spd.
Star Drag
Size 20
28135:130.327 + 1330 - 40Silver / Gunsmoke$299.00 USD
Single Speed, Star Drag, Size 252813.75:1317 + 1400 - 30Silver$299.00 USD
Single Speed
Star Drag
Size 25
2813.75:1317 + 1400 - 30Silver$319.00 USD
Single Speed, Star Drag, Size 252813.75:1317 + 1400 - 30Black / Gunsmoke$299.00 USD
Maxel Hybrid Star Drag Reels feature a compact 1-piece aluminium frame, cold forged aluminium spool, and deliver smooth Star Drag performance, even when wet.
  • Precisely Adjustable Star Drag Max 28 lb.Force
  • High Speed 5:1 Retrieve
  • Light, Small, and Powerful
  • Positive Thumb Bar Free Spool with Auto Engagement
  • Click Detent Ergonomic Drag Star Won't Drift
  • Super Strong, Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
  • Powerful Carbon Drag Delivers Wide Range and Smooth Performance, Even When Wet
  • Powerful, High Precision, Heat Treated Stainless Steel Gears
  • Precision Machined, Rigid, One Piece Tempered Aluminum Frame
  • Clutch Bearing Instant Anti-Reverse
  • Seven Super Precise Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
  • Recessed Stainless Steel Reel Seat Sits Low on Rod
  • Five Year Limited Warranty
4 Stars based on 12 reviews
By Michael
Taunton, MA
Gears stripped
July 10, 2019
I was honestly really excited about this reel when I bought it. It was small, lightweight, held a good amount of line, but then on my second trip out using this reel the gears started to grind and the reel stopped working. I was only catching Black Sea Bass off the coast of Cape Cod so there is no reason this reel shouldn’t have been able to handle it as they’re marketed for larger species of fish. Extremely disappointed. I was going to contact the manufacturer direct, however, they’re in China so no luck. I will be contacting TakleDirect tomorrow.
By Eugene
Centereach, NY
Hybrid 25 anti reverse malfunction
November 12, 2018
After 6 uses the antireverse has developed an intermittent malfunction. While using for bottom fishing, when adjusting your line after initial drop the handle will spin in reverse between 1/2 and 3 revolutions.

ProsSize, feel, weight
ConsMechanical unreliable
By John
Conshohocken, PA
Nice and light
October 29, 2018
The reel is exceptionaly light. Has a huge amount of drag. That is where the glamour starts to fade. For a few dollars more you could get into a higher end reel that is smoother than silk. When winding this reel its a bit grainy.Haven't put this reel to through the rigors of fall fishing yet. To be continued ....
ProsSuper light Tons of drag
By Michael
Pelham, NY
Fantastic Striper/Blackfish Reel
October 16, 2018
Have had this reel for the better part of a full season now and have nothing but good remarks for it - the drag is smooth and it holds up to rigorous saltwater fishing for Bass and Tog. Would highly recommend!
By Billy
Mesquite, TX
Maxel Hybrid Star Drag 20 Left Hand Retrieve
March 13, 2018
I fell in love with this little reel as soon as I laid eyes on it. The fit and finish is nothing short of perfection. This is the first star drag reel I have ever bought for vertical jigging for small tuna and it is a joy to use. After using nothing but lever drag reels it certainly feels different in use but it performs very well. It has more drag available that you should ever need for this size reel. It's a very light reel as well which is a big plus. It also has a silent retrieve which is a MUST for me personally. It feels as smooth as it looks. I would buy another one without a second thought unless I have a failure which I have had none so far.
ProsMaxel takes the time to remove all machining marks before anodizing the reel so it has a stellar finish. There is no tranquility ruining clicking sounds on retrieve. It is very quite unless you have a fish pulling drag and you expect some sound from this. With a little practice it is easy to cast should you have a need to cast. Needing to cast this reel is rare for me since I use it mostly for vertical jigging but it's nice to know it casts quite well if I see fish busting the surface.
ConsIf I could think of a con I would list it but I see no cons with this reel. It looks great and does exactly what it was designed to do.
By dave
trying not to be too harsh on this reel
March 3, 2018
Alright, let me get this out of the way, I put a beating on my reels, so my problems might not happen to everyone. I got two of these, the 25 and the 20 for blackfish and sea bass. For the short time that I had these reels, they were some of the best reels I have owned, but that title for me quickly ended. The 20 started having engaging problems after just 3 blackfish trips eventually ending in the drag failing and the handle spinning backwards. Then the 25's handle broke off while togging. Honestly, I really wish I could recommend this reel, it has an amazing design and fishes really well. Maybe I just pushed the reels too hard, but I feel like any sort of reel shouldn't start having major problems that soon. The accurate bv-300 is an amazing reel if you're willing to spend a little extra money and convert over to a lever drag. I have never had any problems with mine for the past two years despite using it for nearly everything in our Northeast waters.
Proslight, high drag, decent line capacity,
Consdrag problems, engaging problems, broken handle
By HKJonathan
New York, NY
Excellent reel
January 9, 2018
This is a tiny reel with lots of power. Very smooth drag. Also, has a nice design feature.... you just press the thumb bar to free spool.
Middletown NJ
Great Reel
August 29, 2017
Used only for fluke and seabass so far, worked great. I expect it will work as well for blackfish.
By taigue
August 3, 2017
great light heavy duty hardcore machine. winch up giant togs
Proslightweight heavy drag very nice looking
July 14, 2017
Compact, smooth reel with a lot of guts!
By George
East Elmhurst, NY
Nice little reel
January 9, 2017
I love reels and practically collect them. And I have them all. But this reel is one Im really excited about and looking forward to breaking in. Just the size and weight is amazing. Feels good in the hand and I love the push clutch. Very ergonomic and if it works half as good as it looks and feels, its a winner
By Jonathan W.
Nice reel
May 11, 2016
excellent combination of light weight
and strength. Can handle fairly large
ConsThis reel is so small and light and so strong that matching it with a rod that is light enough and still able to tandem its ability to handle big fish is a challenge........ still looking
9 Questions & 9 Answers
Joe Mastropaolo
from Smithtown, NY asked:
September 19, 2018
I was looking for a new reel to fish bait in the surf, 11â€â"˘6†rod. Iâ€â"˘m left handed and have limited options. I was wondering if the reel is meant to be casted like this.
1 Answer
Here is just one option, while there are many options it would be best to give us a call to discuss which reel would work best for you.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 21, 2018

Kenn Gant
from California asked:
February 2, 2018
Is it single drag or dual drag?
1 Answer
Hell Kenn, The Maxel hybrid star drag reels are all single speed.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 7, 2018

from New Jersey asked:
January 17, 2018
What rod pairs up with this reel well? Looking to use on fluke, porgies, blackfish, blues, & stripers
1 Answer
Submitted by: Bernie on January 18, 2018

from Nj asked:
April 20, 2020
Is the reel Geary or super smooth
1 Answer
They are rather smooth compared to other reels in their class. 
Submitted by: Brian on April 20, 2020

Jonathan Harmon
from Atlantic highlands, nj asked:
May 8, 2017
Does this reel come with a reel clamp?
1 Answer
This reel doesn't come with a reel clamp.
Submitted by: Donald on May 10, 2017

Kanna Currie
from Ft walton Beach Florida asked:
February 18, 2017
Does the 20 size come in Left hand and if not is the 25 the exact same as the 20
1 Answer
The 20 size does come in Silver L/H.
Submitted by: Donald on February 18, 2017

from Ny asked:
December 26, 2016
Do they come in left hand
1 Answer
Yes the 25 size does, it's on the page as shown.
Submitted by: John on December 27, 2016

from Brooklyn, NY asked:
November 25, 2016
Can it handle weights up to 8oz+.Plan on using it for party boat blackfish and offshore sea bass/porgy fishing.
1 Answer
The Maxel Hybrid Star Drag Reels can handle the 8oz weights for seabass and porgy fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on November 28, 2016

from Kentucky asked:
January 6, 2016
Does this reel have a clicking drag in addition to the click alarm?
1 Answer
Yes, this reel has a drag clicker, and a click alarm.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on January 7, 2016


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