Introduced in 2005, the original MAX series was an instant hit.

Light, sensitive, clean, and equipped with quality components, these cutting-edge rods completely shook up the bass market. With that said, as time progressed we began expanding our product offerings to the point where we decided to move on from that ultra-popular series. Despite those rods being a thing of the past, they were never forgotten. Many of our customers simply missed the MAX rods and continually expressed a desire for them to return to our lineup. Well, all we have to say now is….”they’re baaaaaack!”

Reminiscent of the originals, our new MAX rods are upgraded with premium components and technology. Featuring split cork grips, Fuji reel seats, Fuji SiC guides, and our special MAXUMFIBER blanks, this series now offers even more extreme performance than before. Just like every Powell rod, we finetuned each model with technique-specific lengths, powers, and actions for the utmost in fishability. On top of all this goodness, some new models are now in the lineup that were not previously offered in the original series. What are you waiting for? Take your bass fishing to the MAXimum level!

Fuji Premium Guides are used on all Powell Rods


MAX 701 LEF 7'0" Light 1 4-10 lbs. 1/8-1/4 oz. Ex-Fast
MAX 702 MLEF 7'0" Medium Light 2 6-12 lbs. 1/8-3/8 oz. Ex-Fast  
MAX 703 MLEF 7'0" Medium 3 6-12 lbs. 1/8-1/2 oz. Ex-Fast
MAX 683 CEF 6'8" Medium Heavy 3 10-17 lbs. 1/4-3/4 oz. Ex-Fast
MAX 703 CEF 7'0" Medium Heavy 3 10-17 lbs. 1/4-3/4 oz. Ex-Fast
MAX 734 CF 7'3" Heavy 4 10-20 lbs. 1/4-1 oz. Fast
MAX 705 CEF 7'0" Mag Heavy 5 10-20 lbs. 1/4-1 1/2 oz. Ex-Fast
MAX 702 CB Glass 7'0" Medium 2 8-17 lbs. 1/8-3/4 oz. Mod-Fast
MAX 703 CB Glass 7'0" Medium Heavy 3 10-20 lbs. 1/4-1 oz. Mod-Fast
MAX 754 CB 7'5" Heavy 4 10-20 lbs. 1/4-1 1/2 oz. Mod-Fast
MAX 695 CB 6'9" Medium Heavy 4 8-17 lbs. 1/8-3/4 oz. Mod-Fast
MAX 7104 CB 7'10" Medium 4 10-20 lbs. 1/4-1 oz. Mod-Fast
MAX 795 CB 7'9" Medium Heavy 5 10-20 lbs. 1/4-1 1/2 oz. Mod-Fast
MAX 735 CEF 7'3" Mag Medium Heavy 5 12-25 lbs. 1/4-2 oz. Ex-Fast
MAX 765 CF 7'6" Mag Medium Heavy 5 15-20 lbs. 3/8-3 oz. Fast
MAX 766 CEF 7'6" Extra Heavy 6 17-25 lbs. 3/4-2 oz. Ex-Fast


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  • Max 701 LEF
    Finesse fishing. Whether you love or absolutely despise it, there’s no denying that busting out the light stuff can sometimes be the best way to get bit. Regardless of your stance on this style of fishing, our 711 LEF just plain amplifies the experience. This rod is not just light and responsive, but it sets up quickly for strong hook sets in deep water. Drop shotting at Lake Shasta anytime soon? Here’s the rod. ..
  • Max 702 MLEF
    Our 712 MLEF is a wonderful extra-fast action spinning rod that is very versatile in its finesse capabilities. Whether fishing drop shots, shaky heads, or any number of other baits and techniques, this stick gets it done with a touch more power than our 711 LEF. If you aren’t quite sure what the day will bring, this rod is an excellent choice. ..
  • Max 703 MEF
    Our 3-power offering is designed for anglers needing even more grunt out of a spinning rod. While not the heaviest in our lineup, this rod is right at home in open water or even up shallow around modest cover and structure. A phenomenal blend of finesse and power, you’ll find it capable of handling things like small tubes and jigs, along with various small to medium plastics. ..
    Based on 1 reviews.
  • Max 683 CEF
    If you’re looking for a shorter rod that’s not too short, look no further. We designed this model to be supremely accurate when working around shoreline cover and structure, but it has enough length to cast and fish worms or jigs at a modest distance. Even if you typically prefer longer rods, consider trying one of these out—you’ll be pleasantly surprised. ..
  • Max 703 CEF
    You simply can’t go wrong with this one. This extra-fast rod is ready to handle a multitude of tasks from jigs to soft stickbaits, and the 7’0” length means you can fish them all effectively at any distance. Whether you’re a tournament angler with 30 combos or a weekend warrior walking the bank, the 703 CEF is simply a must-have. Extreme versatility, achieved! ..
    Based on 2 reviews.
  • Max 734 CF
    There has definitely been a continuing shift towards longer rods in recent years. Think about the benefits: longer casts, better line control, and more confident long-distance hook sets. What’s not to love? Measuring 7’3” and coupled with a fast action, this rod is perhaps the ideal length for performing those distant presentations while not feeling too clumsy for accurate target casting. When it comes to general worm and jig duties, this thing is scary good. ..
  • Max 705 CEF
    Heading to Clear Lake, Falcon Lake, or somewhere similar and need to fill a void in your rod locker? Pay close attention. This stout 7-footer will handle medium to heavy-duty applications and pull big bass away from cover with authority. Jigs to frogs, it gets the job done. It’s a serious rod for serious bassin. ..
    Based on 1 reviews.