Bass Pro Shops Bionic Plus Baitcast Reel
I purchased this reel a little over a year ago. For the 1st few months I thought it was a great reel. It has a smooth cast that could really reach out. It fought fish great and could cast all different types of lures. I then bought a 2nd one because of the cost and ease of use. After the warranty ran out I started to have problems on both reels with the line guide in the front of the reel. As I would begin to make a retrieve the line guide would stick. I cleaned the reels after each trip and kept them maintained. I took the reel apart and checked the line guide. The guide rod appears to be made out of stainless steel and had nothing wrong with it. The little follower that follows the guide rod appears to be severely worn and is what is causing the problem. That follower appears to be made out of brass and is coated in a type of nickel. I would never recommend this reel to anybody and now I'm not sure about buying another reel from Bass Pro.
June 11, 2014
Nice for the Money!
This is a nice real for the money, bought this reel about a month ago. I bought a 7:0 ratio as an additional spinning and buzz bait reel. It has a nice retrieval and a nice smooth cast. Now I have the pro qualifier which I am still head over heels for and still say it’s the best reel I have ever bought. But if you’re looking for a good back up for long casting, buzz bait or spinning reel I would suggest this reel. I have 30 lb. super slick braid with a 20 lb. mono leader and it cast perfect. Thought about buying another one to try flipping with it so I don’t know how it will do in that aspect, but I like it for burning baits through and onto the water.
June 9, 2014
cast a mile
Bought this and a tourney reel. Hard to tell the difference but this one has the low profile and came with the rod with low small guides. Cast a country mile with no backlash.
April 9, 2014
My Husband Loves It
My husband loves this reel. I have purchased several for him as gifts.
March 28, 2014