Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Signature Series Bass Caster Reel
Our top-of-the-line Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris® Signature Series Bass Caster Reel puts the power of carbon into your hands, to revolutionize your fishing. You won’t find this kind of value anywhere else!
Bulletproof inside and out: With its tough diecast aluminum frame and side-plates and lustrous black carbon-titanium deposition finish, your reel will still look awesome years from now. The double-anodized-aluminum spool floats on premium Japanese stainless steel ball bearings, part of a 100% double-shielded 10-bearing system that includes Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse. The hardened Duralumin drive gear is flanked by three special-purpose carbon washers to ensure perfect meshing, for totally smooth winding power with no torque, ever.
Performance plus: Our popular Dual Braking System delivers virtually backlash-free casting. Top-drawer features include: a beefed-up, super-smooth carbon drag system; lightweight carbon-fiber Recurve handle with ribbed silicone knob; padded clutch bar; and titanium-nitride line guide.
- Diecast aluminum frame and side-plates
- Black carbon-titanium deposition finish
- Double-anodized-aluminum spool
- Premium Japanese stainless steel ball bearings
- 100% double-shielded 10-bearing system
- Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse
- Duralumin drive gear
- Dual Braking System
- Beefed-up, super-smooth carbon drag system
- 11 bearing system includes Powerlock anti-reverse
- Lightweight carbon-fiber Recurve handle with ribbed silicon knob
- Padded clutch bar
- Titanium nitride coated line guide
DBS Dual Braking System
The best of both worlds...six-pin centrifugal brake maintains control during the beginning of the cast; as the spool slows, the magnetic brake takes over to ''feather'' your cast perfectly!
Padded Custom Reel Case
FREE Padded custom reel case included with each Signature Series reel.
Sleek Recurve handle and Star Drag design sits closer to the body for more leverage and further weight reduction!.
The spool shaft rides on two premium, double-shielded ball bearings specifically treated to resist corrosion even in rugged saltwater conditions.
''Don’t be afraid to fish these reels hard. They take the fight to the fish and come out on top every time. The retrieve and drag are the smoothest you’ll ever fish!''
Bass Pro Shops® Founder
5-Time Bass Master Classic® Qualifier
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For Pike a baitcast reels should be dependable and tough, with a silky-smooth drag. A gear ratio of 6.3:1 or 7.0:1 is most definitely preferred, as this will allow you to burn bucktails or spinnerbaits back to the boat in an effortless manner. See for more information about pike fishing: http://1source.basspro.com/index.php/component/k2/73-pike-fishing/787-pike-fishing-101-locations-tackle.
My rubber part ripped off. knob feels good (soft and non slip) but. when i was reeling the fish today rubber part of the knob came off!! and i know the carbonlite uses same handle.
Keep in mind the fewer brakes you use...the more likely an over run if you throw it too hard. Pros know how to cast with no brakes. I'm not a pro. I want to fish...I don't want to spend Saturday mornings picking at back-lashes. I get plenty of casting distance with the set up I described. Best wishes.
The Johnny Morris DBS is the key. That's the difference between the JM and the Revo SX (magnetic only). Work on it and dial in those brakes. You'll be able to throw it to the point where you won't need your thumb for the landing of the lure...I don't recommend that...I'm just saying that's how good the Johnny Morris reel is. It's a work of art. I engage 3 centrifugal brakes and set the magnetic brakes around 6 or 7 and I can cast 30 yards no problem. I'm not a pro--that's plenty of distance for me. I find that the Revo SX casts further, but the consistency of the Johnny Morris far outweighs that strength.
You can get the Revo if you like, it's an awesome reel, I just found it hard to use.
My passe is more the Johny Morris! The dual braking system is super, but like any other casting reel, if your not careful it will overrun! Just a bit of practice. As far as the extra ten pounds of drag, it doesn't really mater, there are some casting reels that only have three pounds of drag and they work great. The trick is to have an educated thumb!