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New Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Spincast Reel

   

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ETXSC10

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4.6:1

Line Capacity:
10/135

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
9 Lbs.

Recovery:
27" Per Turn
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  • SKU: 1762203

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  • Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse
  • Aluminum frame, cover and Oscillating Spool
  • All-metal gears
  • Free Flow™ Line Guide
  • No-twist line pick-up system
  • Aluminum handle
  • Star drag
  • Thumbar with silicone grid
  • Line Pickup Roller
Our new Extreme Spincaster is a great introductory fishing reel for beginners, young and old—and it also makes a reliable, hassle-free reel for those who appreciate simplicity and quality! The Extreme Spincaster features three chrome-plated stainless steel bearings plus a roller bearing, for long-term smoothness. Then there's our famous Powerlock instant anti-reverse and a 4.6:1 gear ratio. Other features include an aluminum frame, cover and oscillating spool, which allows line to stack more evenly as it is wrapped, maximizing casting distance and reducing line wear. Also featured are all-metal gears, Free Flow™ Line Guide, and a no-twist line pick-up system. The ceramic Free Flow™ Line Guide is more open than conventional spincast reels to reduce friction,   allowing the line to flow more freely off the spool during the cast to yield longer distances. Anglers will also appreciate the aluminum handle, star drag, thumbar with silicone grid, and the line pickup roller which provides a smooth retrieve while minimizing line wear.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, Could Be Better I fish spincast by preference, over 30 years. This reel is almost great - basically a Daiwa Goldcast with extra bearings and a different button. I like the Goldcast, but it has some issues - notably a rough no-bearing retrieve plus a knock that develops as the oscillating lever starts to wear that make the Goldcast hard to use for finesse/sensitive feel fishing. The BPS Extreme Spincast solves some of the Goldcast problems, but adds a few annoyances. Reel casts very well, retrieves smoothly, and is all around nice to work with. The odd button configuration takes some getting used to, but is fine, and is metal and feels sturdy. Downsides: out of the box, the line started picking up little nicks after an hour or so of casting. The inside of the cover is fluted with vent holes which are somewhat sharp. Not nearly as bad as the Zebco Omega, which puts huge nicks in mono from those idiotically designed open vents with sharp edges, but enough to worry. I rounded these off with a steel brush/dremmel, and this problem went away. The rubber on the button comes off very easily, as other reviewers said. I superglued this on with Loctite 498, and hopefully it won't come off on my again. Worked well with 10lb mono, but I tried Berkely fireline. NOT recommended. Cast ok, but after 2 hours of casting it started to catch in the reel, opened it up and the fireline had worn a sharp gouge in the nose cone where the pickup pin holds the line. Not sure how Fireline compares to the Power Pro braid another reviewer mentioned, but took off the fireline right away and had to spend more time with the dremmel grinding out the notch. Seems ok now. Line twisting problems with this, as with other spincasts - not as bad as the Silvercast, maybe a bit worse than the Goldcast, but as long as I change line regularly it should stay under control. I'd love to see a version of this where the inside of the cover is deburred properly, and the nice low-friction wear-resistant carbonitride coating applied to the cover outlet where the line goes out is also applied to the rotating pickup pin and the rotating nose cone. That would take it out of the $30 range, but I'd be fine with that. Bare stainless is a horrible friction material, and it won't wear well. Hope it doesn't develp the thumpy-thump on the oscillator mechanism after a year that my Goldcasts do, but after 2 months heavy casting and abuse it's holding up fine so far. Overall - good, could be better. August 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Backwards The release mechanism is backwards from a normal spin cast reel. It releases upon depression of the thumb button not the release of the thumb button. I removed it from the box, put it on a rod and went fishing. Unless mine was not working right it is NO comparison to a good zebco. Although to retrieval form me 10' casts was very fast and smooth. I felt like an idiot.. It was horrible. June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by This has a reel flaw! (pun intended) I purchased two of these reels for the small-handed fisherman in my family because of the lowered thumb pad. The reels work perfectly and are easy to use in every way. That being said, I consider the following to be a design flaw that needs to be addressed. The rubber pad on the thumb release came off both reels. They were only held on by a friction fit of two rubber nibs. Once the pad came off there was no getting the nibs back into the holes. Glue wouldn't work due to the different materials, so I ended up attaching the pads with two tiny screws and nuts. Granted, the price for these reels is very reasonable but people want quality. June 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fair price Only lasted a month after purchase used 3-5 times drag stop working wouldn't reel in properly returned to store with no problems June 1, 2014
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I haven't had to do the "dip", but the first cast always catches short with this. Once the line has gone out and back twice, it casts fine. I have even worse issues with Diawa Silvercast.
There's a lot of grease on the spool shaft - not sure if I'd recommend giving it a full dunk. Probably once you do it a few times you'll have to do it every time.
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No and I recommend against it as dunking the reel can lead to water intrusion. While the reel is sealed it is not meant to submerge. Generally line will cast better from any reel once it gets wet though.

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This stuff helps with castability and reduces the curly cues in the line.

http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Line-Conditioner/product/1309091533/

I use it on all my reels. The day before a trip I’ll spray all my reels down. I find it also improves the life of the line.

Also the reel should be stored in a cool dry place between trips. Heat and UV light are the enemies of monofilament line. The nose cone protects the line from UV, but heat will still damage it.

Finally….Consider changing the line, especially if the reel is more than a few months old. Fresh line cast much better. I recommend our Excel line or Berkley XL.
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This will work, but a baitcaster will work better.
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I'm thinking of getting two and putting 8 lb. line on one for a lighter rod, and 12 or 14 lb. on the other for my Ugly Stik. Probably 12.
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Yes I used 30 lb power pro braided line and it worked great
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It will handle 12, and has enough capacity too, but some of the performance advantages of a spincaster will be lost - mainly long smooth casts.
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You can use smaller or larger line on this reel. The only thing that will change is the amount of the line it will hold.

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No, get an abu levelwind 4500 or 5500
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Got the answer. It will handle that just fine and then some! Ordering now!
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I answered this question because I happen to use the rod on a 6'6" BPS Tourney Special rod! Yes, they work well together. Light enough to fling a weightless worm good distances, and back bone enough to handle hook sets and impart action. I like them together.
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I HAVE USED THIS REEL ON A RODS MADE FOR SPINNING REELS AND SPINN CAST AND WORKS GOOD ON BOTH
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Yes,..It has your standard attachment set-up.
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of course! the only slight problem is, with its recurve power handle, you kind of have to move the paddles to the 3:00, 9:00 position so you can put your finger on the rod trigger. But, that would be an awesome setup!
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