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 hawksbball great for the price
I got this combo around a year ago to see how i would like switching over to a baitcast reel. So i went to my local store and saw this was on sale so i decided to get. It was a great buy. Its held up to everything ive needed it to do, but make sure to bring extra line because this reel birdnests really easy!
May 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by masterfisher17 dissapointed
i got the combo last year around this time. after a few weeks i found that the line setter was not moving. i fixed it by pushing it down but now it dose it on every retrieve. recommend u do not get this if u are a heavy fishermen.
April 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LivewellHero Decent
This combo is overall decent. Casts nicely, almost no troubles. My main problem with this combo is how heavy it is, but I guess thats what you get from a $50 combo.
April 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuperFish777 Very good product
I believe that this is a great bait caster combo. The rod and reel are very good in design and in quality. Being my first baitcasting reel I honestly do not find anything wrong with it.
April 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.