Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris® CarbonLite™ Spinning Reels
- CMC (Computer Molded Carbon) frame
- Machined aluminum and carbon pipe handle
- 7 ball bearings and a Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse bearing
- Ported spool face
- Super-smooth seven-part drag stack
- Carbon and stainless steel washers
- Powerlock instant anti-reverse
- Hardened brass and zinc alloy gearing
Machined Aluminum and Carbon Pipe Handle:
A synthesis of aluminum and carbon gives super cranking power and the lowest possible mass.
Forged, Ported Spool:
Cold-forged and double anodized-aluminum spool with chamfered ports to reduce weight and increase efficiency.
Carbon/Stainless Drag Stack:
Powerful seven washer drag stack alternates carbon and stainless steel for outstanding fish-stopping power and long life.
Computer Molded Carbon (CMC) Frame:
With our revolutionary new CMC technology, the frame is precisely formed from a reinforced graphite composite for exceptionally low weight and extreme strength.
Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonErik JCL4000 I purchased this during the spring classic as a somewhat impulse buy and I got a good deal on it. Had I read the negative reviews I wouldn't have even considered it. That being said, it has performed great for me. I caught my personal best on this, 5.5lbs, (pictured) and the reel was flawless with a smooth drag. I've taken it out about a dozen times landing a good number of fish so far. April 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bowkill32 Same problem as others I bought this reel during the spring classic. First time I took it out, the line gathered at the bottom of the spool, just as it has for so many other people. Line was tangled after about 7 casts, and had to cut off 20 yards. I brought it back and got a BPS qualifier. Much happier with it. April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outkast Great reels I can't wait to try the Carbonlite spin reel I just received. I have 6 (yes,6) other Basspro spin reels(Johnny Morris,Extreme, Pro Qualifier) that I use on a regular basis. Being primarily river fisherman we pound on these reels. They do not fail. The narrow,deep spools are the secret. If you haven't tried one, you should. A great product. April 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sabin53 Poor product Bought this reel to use on a light drop shot rig. Drop shot requires a light line set up and a drag that works. This reel has the worst drag I've ever encountered. This in itself makes the reel useless. September 18, 2012
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Details:Just wondering if anyone has heard through the rumor mill if there are plans to redesign this reel after such poor reviews and after such success with the "Gold" CarbonLite baitcaster. Also, I have the Gold and love it and would like to scale down all of my reels to the light weight variety and while I have one Stradic, I can't spend the $$$ on too many more.
A:The following if from the Fishing Merchandiser:
The bail issue with this reel has been resolved and new inventory will be arriving shortly.
A:i was in the hampton, va bass pro shops today and talked to a sales associate about this very topic. he said that the real is changing to an Abu Garcia manufacturing plant. with his, he believes they will be a better product. hopefully, this will correct their problems.
Top 25 Contributor
A:I haven't heard anything yet! But I do hope they take the time to fix this reel! I really love BPS rods and reels, and I hope they keep up the quality of there products! I think this reel was just put on the market to quick, not enough field testing! Just a glitch! BPS stands behind there products, and I am sure this will be fixed!
Details:New model 750 carbonlite spinning reel
more line wraps at back of spool than front. Can I fix this ?
A:I ran into a similar problem on my model 500. The local BPS fishing mgr. reccomended that I have it spooled in-store which they can do with my line...6lb crappie maxx camo.
Top 25 Contributor
A:You should be able to fix this problem! All you need to do is remove the spool, then look on the spool shaft at where the spool rests. There should be some type of little disc or gear whit some plastic washers, may not be plastic. remove one to start with, if that doesn't work, remove an other. There should be at least two. What that does, is it allows the spool to sit further back on the shaft, allowing the the line to go further up on the spool. So by removing the plastic spacers should cure the problem with the line on your spool. Sometimes these little spacers are red,black,clear. Don't remove the metal one, just the plastic ones! Hope this helps you whit your reel!
Tight lines,and be safe!
A:I don't know about the size differences between the two, but I can tell you that it does not come with a spare spool.
A:I ordered the larger model and it didn't come with the spare spool. I would recommend getting the larger model because its very tiny and compact. I can't imagine how small the 500 reel is
A:I believe the 750 and 500 are seperate sizes although they are pretty close physically. They do not come with a spare spool but I imagine a replacement would be available through the parts dept.
Details:I'm looking to pair a lightweight spinning reel to my Carbonlite rods. Just wondering about the weight of these two models.
A:I bought the 500 which is about 6 ounces...6.3 if I remember the spec sheet. I find mine to be very well balanced and anyone else picking up the combo (500 model on a 5'6' light IM7 rod) coments on how light it is.
A:Model JCL500 weighs 6.3 ounces and model JCL750 weighs 6.6 ounces.
Top 500 Contributor
A:the 500 is 6.3 and the 750 is 6.6
Top 500 Contributor
A:The 750 is half the size and not very smooth!! Get a Abu Garcia Orra S if that is your price range.
A:I replaced a Shimano Spirex 2000fe with the 750 model and I got to say I am diggin' it. Spooled it with Berkley NanoFil in 8lb test; It is paired with a 7'2" ALX rod and this rig is the lightest combo I own. Had it out two weekends ago and I can't wait to use it again!
Top 500 Contributor
A:Yes it does have a wide spool(though it is still small) for its size.
A:It can cast a 1/100 oz. jig, Good enough for me.
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