Perfectly adapted to specialized crappie techniques
Aluminum cover, sideplate, and spool
3.2:1 gear ratio
Spool applied tension knob brake system
Stamped aluminum star drag
The ideal mate for the Crappie Maxx Tightline Special Rod, the Bass Pro Shops® Crappie Maxx Tightline Special Crappie Reel is perfectly adapted to specialized crappie techniques such as spread trolling, drifting, spider rigging, and deep-water bottom bouncing. Features include an aluminum cover, sideplate, and spool; 3.2:1 gear ratio, spool applied tension knob brake system, all-brass gearing, and a stamped aluminum star drag. Weight: 4 oz. Line capacity: 6 lbs./70 yds. Line recovery: 9" per handle turn.
Rated 3 out of 5 by JBeach great item
These reels are great for trolling and jigging, we caught a 4lb crappie on them the second week we had them. The only down side is you need to keep checking the star drag. After winding in a few fish, I notice some of them will become loose, which will cause a bad backlash. The other thing is don' t fill the line all the way to the top, it will go under the spool, then you have to take the whole reel apart. Tight line, spidder rigging is the only way to go with these reels. I own 10 of them, and they get used about twice a week. We caught a 8lbs. catfish on them to, they can handle a big fish with 6lb crappie maxx line. Do not try and cast these reels they are not for that at all. FYI
April 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ntel horrible drag
Drag will not stay tight, spool release only works part of the time, line will get caught between the spool and the frame.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kash Crappie Maxx Reel
I've been using these reels for a number of years. They are far superior to the other reels I've used, which were pretty much nothing more than line holders. TheCrappie Maxx is a real reel with all the right features.
May 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by buckwiser misrepresent
the reel is nice except it does not have anti-reverse locking. as advertised. don't know how you would troll with the reel not locking. buy the cheaper pro shop reel for $15
September 4, 2011
Yes it is green . The old wally marshall models are a little darker green but these newer ones are near the same green ( light emerald metallic green ) . Nice reels . I use large mono line ( 20# biggame solar by berkly ) and tie a flourocarbon leader to it so I can see the bite better and keep line from getting behind the side of the spool . A problem these reels have with any line 12# or under . Anyway I would put the large diameter line with a leader on it anyway even if it wasn't a problem . Good luck and tight lines to you and yours .