Along with a price tag that can't be beat, the Bass Pro Shops 2011 MegaCast Baitcast Combos offer the performance-based features that allow anglers to fight fish, and not their gear.
The Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Baitcast Reel is now more palmable than ever with lightweight features like our Recurve handle and graphite frame. It's also never been smoother with a 4-bearing system and 10-position magnetic braking system. Other features include 6.3:1 gearing, machined-aluminum spool, Powerlock - instant anti-reverse, 12 lbs. of drag power and a smooth star drag.
The 2011 MegaCast Baitcast Combo pairs our lightweight baitcaster with a durable graphite composite rod featuring comfortable cork handles, aluminum oxide guides, and a nylon reel seat.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishbaby Nice Combo
This is my first baitcast reel combo...I have used it for top water buzzbaits...after I got the hang of it....I like it alot ...highly recommended especialy for first time users..
May 20, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shari Great Combo
I got two of these combo's for my 10 & 13 year old grandsons and they love them. My 13 yearold has already caught two largemouth bass in the 7lb. range on Lake Fork and one 8 lbs. on Choke Canyon in TEXAS. Rercommend these combos to everyone.
May 13, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJTheFishingGuild My first baitcast.
I'll make this short and sweet.It gets the job done,minimal backlashes, and great durability. BUY IT!!
April 26, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by kp199kp Good Reel
This reel is awesome i fish mostly topwater with it and it is fast with a 6.3:3 gear ratio. It is a great reel for the money. i have the 6'6 Rod and its very tough against big bass.
March 3, 2009
I recently bought this combo with a 7' med-heavy rod. Once you get it tuned in, it's fool proof. I'm running 30 lb Power Pro braided line and throwing 1 1/2 ounce swimbaits with ease. You cant go wrong with this combo. I hope this helps. Goodluck and FISH ON!!!
In my opinion, no. It is a bait casting combo. I have never done flipping with this combo without getting a bird's nest mess. I use it to cast into the weeds from a distance from my boat. I love this combo where I re-learned how to baitcast once again, I had been using strickly spining gear. Now I use both, however, when I change from spinning to bait casting I must remember to put my thumb on the line when I cast.
I would go with a medium rod for lake trout with 10lb monofilament or fluorocarbon depending on the body of water and what I'm using. For river/stream trout I would use an ultra-lite setup with 4lb mono.
In my humble opinion I would not use a bait caster while trout fishing. Usually the lures are too light. If I were you I'd get a good spinning reel. Can't go wrong with a good spinner while trout fishing.