Powell MAX 3D series

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NEW! Powell MAX 3D series



When we first introduced the MAX series of bass rods, we created a new standard for performance-driven value. Shortly thereafter, our Endurance lineup burst onto the scene and created a buzz with their sleek looks and impressive performance. Despite the success of these two rod families, we were constantly working towards an even higher level. We are proud to say we’ve done just that. Introducing the brand new MAX 3D series from Powell.

When our team initially started on this new project, we knew exactly what we wanted to achieve. Guided by the veteran leadership of CEO and Master Rod Designer Keith Bryan, our goal was to blend the best of the original MAX and Endurance rods into a single series. The results from our years of research, development, and testing are truly impressive.

The MAX 3D lineup is an upgraded series based on attributes from our best-selling MAX and Endurance models. Starting with a clean slate, we designed each rod from the ground up to offer the best value and performance possible. By using a unique resin along with special new IM-8 fibers, each blank uses a minimum of materials with ZERO compromises in strength. This means our blanks are not only super sensitive and lightweight, but rugged as well. Every casting model features new proprietary Powell skeletal reel seats, while each spinning rod incorporates PacBay Minima seats. All rods also come equipped with noteworthy features like Fuji Alconite guides, high-grade cork grips, and galvanized metal trim rings. Not wanting to stray too far from the handsome looks of our original rods, all blanks are finished in the familiar matte-gray color, but with added olive coloration around the logo area and between the split grips.

Priced at just $189.99 across the board, the MAX 3D series truly rivals rods costing much more. Each model is also backed by our lifetime “no hassle” warranty which allows you to replace your broken rod for just $60.00. Whether you’re a tournament angler or a weekend warrior, get ready to experience an even higher level of performance for your money. The MAX 3D series from Powell—a new benchmark!

Spinning Rods

711 LEF- For anglers that fish the smallest baits on the lightest line, this is your stick. Our 711 LEF boasts the perfect blend of both finesse and power. The forgiving tip allows you to properly fish a shaky head or drop shot, while the generous backbone makes it a cinch to set the hook on a whopper spotted bass.

712 MLEF- Here’s an awesome all-around spinning rod for all types of light to medium applications. This is the one to bring if you aren’t quite sure what mood the fish will be in. From shaky heads to tubes, the 712 MLEF will get the job done right.

713 MEF- Not all rods are created equal, and the 713 MEF has no rivals. If you require a gutsy spinning rod that has the ability to fish bulkier plastics in open water or around brush, then do yourself a favor and have at least one of these on deck. Perfect for fishing tubes, heftier drop-shot rigs, or small creature baits, once you set the hook the bass will know who’s boss.

Standard Worm/Jig Series

683 CEF Medium Heavy- For picking apart shoreline cover and structure, this is about as good as it gets. Although the recent trend has been towards rods measuring 7 feet and over, you can’t ignore the precision a shorter rod offers. Not only is it impressive in the shallow stuff, the 683 CEF also performs flawlessly with plastics and lighter jigs out a bit deeper.

723 CEF Medium Heavy- If you were forced to bring just one rod with you, this would be a top contender. With a length of 7-feet 2-inches and a 3-power rating, this stick covers a dizzying array of medium-duty techniques. It excels with jigs, worms, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, small paddletails, etc, etc, etc!

753 CEF Medium Heavy- Similar in versatility to our 723 CEF, this rod achieves even greater line control and higher performance at long distances. Awesome for an array of techniques, its longer handle also helps give it an edge when fishing football jigs, Carolina rigs, and Texas rigs. Don’t leave the dock without one!

714 CEF Heavy- When the cover is a bit thicker and the bass are a bit bigger; your equipment needs some extra grunt. The 4-power rating gives you plenty of “oomph” for not only fishing in and around modest cover, but also when tossing larger offerings in open water.

734 CF Heavy- Our original MAX 734 CF was easily one of our hottest offerings. This stellar stick blends the perfect length, power, and action for a multitude of techniques. A great bottom-contact rod, the forgiving tip also means it’s equally capable with baits like hollow-body swimbaits, buzzbaits, and spinnerbaits.

Crankbait Series

6104 CB Glass/Composite Mod-Fast Medium- Probing shorelines with reaction baits just got a whole lot easier with this baby. For fishing jerkbaits, shallow crankbaits, and topwaters at short to medium distances, it doesn’t get much better than this. It’s the perfect blend of power and forgiveness to amplify your reaction bait fishing!

804 CB Mod-Fast Medium- Do you want to launch your crankbait into another time zone? The 804 CB is the ticket. When you need to cover acres of water in a heartbeat, this beast of a cranking rod delivers absolutely jaw-dropping distances. One cautionary note: just make sure your reel holds enough line.

705 CB Glass/Composite Mod-Fast Medium Heavy- The 7-foot length and 5-power rating of the 705 CB makes this the perfect weapon for deep cranking or ripping a lip-less crank through weeds. It contains plenty of muscle, but still displays that lovely butter-smooth forgiveness that is a requirement when fishing baits with treble hooks.

725 CB Mod-Fast Medium Heavy- Featuring the same capabilities of the 705 CB, this rod adds a couple inches for extra distance and control. Although it’s still soft enough to be labeled a crankbait model, it boasts the additional sensitivity of full graphite construction for anglers that haven’t quite warmed up to the “old school” feeling of a composite rod.

755 CB Glass/Composite Mod-Fast Medium Heavy- So, you need even more length? This 7-foot 5-inch rod offers the necessary power to effectively fish deep cranks or cover huge weed flats. Uncommonly light for a composite rod, you’ll be astounded by its performance.

7115 CB Glass/Composite Mod-Fast Medium Heavy- Do you love to throw DD22’s and other large crankbaits? Our 7115 CB is THE tool for the job. No other crankbait rod on the market offers the enticing combination of length, performance, precision, and price of this monster. When you need to crank the deepest water, you need to reach for the best rod.

Magnum Bass Series

764 CF Mag Medium- Now here’s a long rod that gives the angler some serious versatility when it comes to medium-duty applications. Our 764 CF offers the right action and power whether you’re fishing docks or offshore rock piles. Jigs, plastics, and hefty spinnerbaits are just a few of the baits within its capabilities.

765 CF Mag Medium Heavy- The 7-foot 6-inch length has been the standard size for flipping sticks throughout the years, so it’s only natural that we offer one this size too! The fast action of the 765 CF means that this rod doesn’t behave like a total broomstick, which also makes it ideal for other things like smaller swimbaits or fishing the heaviest spinnerbaits in deep water.

795 CF Mag Medium Heavy- If you want to flip and punch but keep your rod under the 8-foot mark, you’d be wise to pay attention. The 7-foot 9-inch length offers superior line control, while the 5-power rating enables you to tame an unruly lunker buried deep in the bulrushes. Don’t just fish heavy cover, OWN it!

775 CEF Mag Medium Heavy- This is a smart choice for both flipping shallow cover and fishing big jigs and plastics out in the depths. The long length means it’s easy to reach those far weed pockets, while in open water you’ll appreciate its ability to fish at extreme distances. If you hate finesse fishing, you’ll love the 775 CEF.

736 CEF Frog Mag Heavy- Honestly, finding the proper frog rod can be an exercise in frustration. It’s extremely important to find a rod with a soft tip that transitions quickly into raw backbone. This allows the angler to easily cast and walk a frog, but still affords gobs of power for easy hookups. Whether you’re tossing your toad into open water or onto floating mats, reach for a 736 CEF frog rod.

806 CF Punch/Flip Mag Heavy- Wimpy. Weak. Two words NOT used to describe our 806 CF. This stick has all the strength of a champion powerlifter, but you won’t need 22-inch arms to fish it. An extremely user-friendly rod, you’ll be able to haul the biggest bass out of the nastiest cover with ease. This is your rod, Florida anglers!

Check them all out at the Powell Rods Website >

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