Along with a price tag that can't be beat, the Bass Pro Shops 2011 MegaCast Baitcast Combos offer the performance-based features that allow anglers to fight fish, and not their gear.
The Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Baitcast Reel is now more palmable than ever with lightweight features like our Recurve handle and graphite frame. It's also never been smoother with a 4-bearing system and 10-position magnetic braking system. Other features include 6.3:1 gearing, machined-aluminum spool, Powerlock - instant anti-reverse, 12 lbs. of drag power and a smooth star drag.
The 2011 MegaCast Baitcast Combo pairs our lightweight baitcaster with a durable graphite composite rod featuring comfortable cork handles, aluminum oxide guides, and a nylon reel seat.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Txn425 Great value!
When u spend around fifty bucks on a rod and reel combo there is really not much to expect, till now. I bought this rig to throw another set up in the rod locker and found myself using it as much as my two hundred and fifty dollar rig. The reel has a quality smooth feeling retrieve. The braking system was really responsive as well. It's was easy to really launch my bait out there. I went with a medium heavy rod for Carolina rigging, on a soft bite I was able to feel it. The only down side was that the rod feels a little heavy. The coark handles are very nice though. As a combo it still feels nice in your hand despite the weight. Excellent for the price I've even considered buying another!
March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by greenz Great deal
I take a biannual trip to Canada for walleye and Northern pike fishing. I've taken this combo on the last two trips, caught dozens of walleyes and northerns on it. biggest fish being a 48" northern pike and a 28" walleye. My fishing buddy bought one the same time I did, and as well has caught the same size and quantity of fish. They haven't failed us yet, on some large fish! Definitely will be tested heavily before we go in 3 months!
February 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by basssssssssssssssssssssss megacast combo
the finger grip on rod handle had a small piece broken off the tip i received a ten doller discont off the already low price i am well pleased with the product and expect to get many years of service thank you very much
January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BassMass3232 Nice combo
I purchased this as my first baitcaster. I learned all the basics on this combo and it was great for that. Its a cheap combo thats worth every penny for a beginner or even use as back up. I have upgraded and can tell a difference in quality but this combo still performs nicely if i ever need it.
January 2, 2013
I recently bought this combo with a 7' med-heavy rod. Once you get it tuned in, it's fool proof. I'm running 30 lb Power Pro braided line and throwing 1 1/2 ounce swimbaits with ease. You cant go wrong with this combo. I hope this helps. Goodluck and FISH ON!!!
In my opinion, no. It is a bait casting combo. I have never done flipping with this combo without getting a bird's nest mess. I use it to cast into the weeds from a distance from my boat. I love this combo where I re-learned how to baitcast once again, I had been using strickly spining gear. Now I use both, however, when I change from spinning to bait casting I must remember to put my thumb on the line when I cast.
I would go with a medium rod for lake trout with 10lb monofilament or fluorocarbon depending on the body of water and what I'm using. For river/stream trout I would use an ultra-lite setup with 4lb mono.
In my humble opinion I would not use a bait caster while trout fishing. Usually the lures are too light. If I were you I'd get a good spinning reel. Can't go wrong with a good spinner while trout fishing.