Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Low-Profile Baitcast Reels
- Tournament-proven Dual Braking System™
- Double-anodized V-grooved spool is free-floating
- 4-disc Aramid fiber/Stainless steel washer drag system
- One-piece cast, then CNC-machined aluminum frame
- Easy-access sideplate with push-button release
- Titanium nitride-coated line guide
- 7-bearing system
- Recurve handle
- Click drag star
We’ve upgraded the Extreme with our tournament-proven Dual Braking System™—the combination of the automatic centrifugal brake and the manually adjustable magnetic brake controls the initial, intermediary, and final stage of the cast to give you a perfect landing every time. The double-anodized V-grooved spool is free-floating for virtually zero friction, and ported for additional weight reduction. And our new drag is truly a breakthrough—the 4-disc Aramid fiber/Stainless steel washer drag system smoothly exerts resistance of up to 12 lbs. on the meanest, hardest-fighting fish, while at the same time dissipating heat better than anything we’ve ever seen…resulting in the most powerful, longest-lasting, stick-free drag you’ve ever experienced in a baitcast reel!
Other standard features include one-piece cast, then CNC-machined aluminum frame; easy-access sideplate with push-button release for ease of maintenance; titanium nitride-coated line guide; 7-bearing system (six premium double-shielded stainless steel plus one Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse); Recurve handle; and click drag star.
One-piece aluminum frame:
The one-piece frame is diecast using cutting edge molding technology, then CNC machined to the tightest tolerances to provide a flex-free housing for gears and bearings.
Pairs with a sleek drag star to create a more compact profile with greater comfort.
Aramid Fiber/Stainless Steel Drag Stack:
Aramid fiber is a profoundly durable synthetic material that is highly resistant to abrasion, organic solvents, and impervious to heat up to 930°F! Its other uses include body armor fabric for our troops.
DBS (Dual Braking System):
Re-engineered with our pro-grade system that combines centrifugal and magnetic braking technology to give you trouble-free casting!
Rated 4 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terror Great reels I only fish with lefthanded bait casting reels. Bass pro reels are great for my needs. Best price for the left handed, and great performance. June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benstubbz Awesome Reel I own the previous model in 5.3:1 left-hand, and I use it mostly for smaller crankbaits and spinnerbaits. This reel performs well above the price margin. The handle on it may be the most comfortable handle I fish with. Super smooth and powerful drag. Very tough casing and components. Take care of it by cleaning/lubricating parts regularly and it'll cast a mile every time. I can never say enough about the BPS braking systems in their reels, always top-of-the-line! Simple to use and adjust. This is a great reel, so don't hesitate to make the purchase! May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TLong Good Purchase It casts and winds well, and the drag is good. No problems here. April 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BRUINSFAN DO NOT BUY DOES NOT CAST WELL this reel is super smooth when bringing the line in and bringing in fish. But it Does not cast well !!! about ten to twenty feet of casting every time. if you set the reel for easy casting the reel spider webs and you have to take line out slowly to re set it! very smooth reel but not worth the money due to not casting far at all. i am a 15+ year fisherman who has had $10.00 reels that cast farther than this one. beware!!! April 21, 2013
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Details:In the print catalog, the centrifugal part of the dual brake system is described as "automatic". Does this mean it can't be adjusted manually?
A:no, there IS and adjustment opposite the reel handle. to me it doesn't work near as good as the regular extreme reel
model ETX10SHLC(which is unfirtunately being dicontinued.
A:I prefer a LOWER ratio. So for this I would go with the 5.3:1. BUT, the Pro Qualifier comes in a 4.7:1 that I use for my heavy/deep cranking.
A:the lower gear ratios(5.4:1) are generally fast enough for most deep running baits. remember, deep runners will usually have a larger bill and it offers a lot more resistance which creates more wear on your gears.
A:i would say a 5:3.1 if you work your crankbaits slow. i like a 6:3.1 because i like a fast retrieve some times.
Details:Specs about the same as the Pro Q think it is as good. Cast instead of forged frame drag seems to be better same bearing count. Anyone compare theme yet
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