The Bass Pro Shops® Crappie Maxx Mighty Lite Low-Profile Baitcast Reel features a blazing 6.3:1 gear ratio that is ideal for resetting in deep water or pulling slabs quickly out of cover. Other features include a lightweight graphite frame with aluminum spool, zirconia line guide, and external magnetic braking system. 3-bearing system for smooth, hitch-free retrieves. Weight.: 7.7 oz. Line capacity: 10 lbs./100 yds. Line recovery: 24" per handle turn.
Rated 5 out of 5 by luv2catchbass great reel
Had this reel now for about two weeks and i love it. I like to fish with plastic worms without the aid of a weight which is hard to do with most baitcasters but this one performs great.I have already landed several bass with it.The only thing i see that could be improved is the way the left cover is attached.Needs to be attached with screws so it doesn't move when you are fighting a big one
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jzteg 1st purchase
very pleased, came quickly ,and i love the new reel
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JacobC Love This Reel!
I purchased this reel a few days ago, I used it today and I am in love with it. Super smooth cast and even better retrieve! I bought it with small lightweight lures in mind for pond fishing and it is perfect for what I want. I haven't tried to cast a crappie jig with it and I'm kind of afraid to try haha. Overall very great reel and do yourself a favor and buy it!
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by profisher21 Great all aroud reel
Ive taken this reel out fishing a few times and i love it. it is silky smooth and it casts great wiht light lures and light line. When i got it i wanted a knew crappie reel and did this one deliver. it reels in big bass decent pike and if you have one a catfish. love this reel have it on a Bass Pro crappie Maxx signiture series trigger crappie rods and there is no better crappie setup.
February 20, 2013
besides crappie cranks, I also like to use tubes on a 1/16oz jig head. I was wondering if this rod will cast the 1/16 jigs well or if I should stick with the heavier cranks for this and get a light spinner for the jigs??
yah i got a bait caster for my fishing season but i wish i went with spinning reels im getting one for my birthday because they cast anything of any weight and there perfect reels from perch and bluegill to bass go with a spinning reel
Definitely go spinning gear for anything under 3/8 oz. You will ultimately be unhappy with any baitcaster system unless you spend $500-$700 or more and even then they still will not be as good as a spinning rig of say only $100 or more . Trust me on this . Go ultra light for these tiny lures . Good luck and tight lines.
No this reel is not available in left hand . The Bass Pro Extreme reel is the most affordable low profile reel offered in a left hand version at $79.99 reg. price but goes for $54.95 on sale about 2-3 times a year . Also the Abu Garcia BCX round reel goes for $59.99 and is offered in a left hand version . As far as I know these are the least expensive two reels that come in left hand that Bass Pro offers . My brother has the left hand BCX's and he loves them . I have the Extreme reels in the 05 size in right hand versions ( not available in the left hand in this size ) and I love them . I would bet that the 10 size Extreme reels offered in left hand versions would be every bit as nice of a reel . Both of these reels have metal frames as opposed to the graphite frame on the Mighty Lite . I have both the Mighty Lites and the Extremes and for crappie I'm very happy with both but promise you that the Extreme reels will definitely outlast the Mighty Lites . When I buy them I buy the Extremes when on sale and the Mighty Lites if I need one right now and the Extremes aren't on sale . I bought one of each in the last year not as replacements but to have additional reels handy when guiding . My original purchases of both types ( the Extreme's and the Mighty Lites ) was about 4 years ago and again 2 and half years ago and all of them are still performing flawlessly . Hope that helps you in some way . Good luck and tight lines !