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 4 out of 5 by MarkJU For those of you who don't know!
BAITCASTING REELS need to have PRESSURE kept on them with your thumb so they don't overspin and BIRDNEST. If you write that it tangles easily, you are most likely casting it wrong and did not seek advice about this type of reel. If it truly does have a design flaw then i apologize.
June 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by JUICER A BAD POLE
THIS POLE IS THE WORST PIECE OF JUNK THAT I ever had it birdnests evrey time you cast
June 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MIDave Heck of a deal
Cant beat this combo for the price. I have already used I a half dozen times without a problem.
June 8, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Warden76 Megacast Baitcaster
This is absolutely the biggest piece of trash I have ever purchased. You can't go 3 casts without it creating a birdsnest and you have to restring your reel. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS FOR ANY REASON. If you want to ruin a fishing weekend for a friend as a joke...get him this. Other than a gag gift, this product belongs in the trash.
June 3, 2012
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.