Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Spincast Reel
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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.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbwilli1 BEST SPINCAST REEL
I have used ALL the spincast reels from the cheap ones to the most expensive and I can truthfully say this BP Extreme is head and shoulders above all others AND is almost the perfect spincast reel!
The price is mid range, but the features and quality of the reel are exceeded by none of the others on the market! I bought the wide one and after using it myself, bought her a second one!
This reel has features you will find on very few of the other spincast reels! This reel is not huge nor tiny. Sized perfectly and is extremely light! With a 4.6:1 crank ratio that pulls in 27 inches per turn, it is the fastest spincast available! The spool pick-up pin is A BEARING vs a solid pin! The drag system is a very smooth STAR DRAG on the crank handle base vs the very ineffective tiny screw knobs styles you see on most all other spincast reels. The crank handle is a dual knob baitcaster syle and very comfortable. The spool oscillates (moves in and out) upon retrieve (like a spinning reel) and this winds the line level on your spool!
I see one reviewer commented on the push button location being an issue. It is true, if you palm your reels (like I do) yes, you may inadvertently press the release button when setting the hook! The problem is not the button, but the operator. The button works fine, but yes, I would like to see the button changed to a 'flush' design that would allow you to palm the reel and avoid accidentally pressing the release button when setting the hook! This would make this reel PERFECT!
If you are looking for the best spincast reel available today, LOOK NO FURTHER. I
November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JimmyKeysman Affordable Quality
Overall very pleased. I use it to bass fish and it is tough enough for that. The metal housing and very smooth operation ooze quality and confirm this is not a kid's reel. The retrieve rate is higher than most spincasters. Casting is super smooth and I'm convinced the larger opening reduces friction to increase distance - all manufacturers need to incorporate that feature. The only draw backs I can find after a few months of use, are: (1) the faster retrieve means that it cranks harder than expected if there is any resistance, including even the resistance caused by the action of some crank baits. It just feels hard to crank because of the high gear ratio. This is a small issue and never impacted me landing a fish so I might be nit picking. And (2) the button line release is on the rear and aimed down, which is different. This works fine for casting. But at times when I'm holding the reel I like my thumb up on top of the reel and second finger over the rod trigger. When I set the hook I accidentally push the button because of the way it is located. Not a good time to release line! The button extends back just enough to get in the way if you like to hold the reel in your hand as you work the rod. I'm still getting used to holding the rod in a way that this does not happen ... but probably not a problem for most users. Still - excellent performance and a great real.
November 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ThinRef Left Hand?
For everyone that uses right hand retrieve... But it is not availible in Left hand. If this was availible in L/H it would be my first choice for spincasting. I gave mine away.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by brown53 great spincast reel I ever purchase.
I used it for four days straight and caught over 70 fish and had no problem with it.
August 9, 2013
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