Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Metal Round Baitcast Reel

   

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MCM1000

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5.2:1

Line Capacity:
12/200

Ball Bearings:
2+1

Max Drag:
8.8 Lbs.

Recovery:
23" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
9.7
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MCM2000

Right

5.2:1

Line Capacity:
16/200

Ball Bearings:
2+1

Max Drag:
8.8 Lbs.

Recovery:
23" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
10.4
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If you're looking for a dependable baitcaster that's adaptable to many situations, but don't want to spend big money to get set up, our Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Metal Round Baitcast Reel is the reel for you. Its all-metal frame is solid and unyielding and houses a 3-bearing system that includes our exclusive PowerLock instant anti-reverse. Equipped with an on/off bait clicker switch and easy-adjusting star drag.

  • Versatile, dependable and strong
  • Unyielding all-metal frame  
  • 3-bearing system includes PowerLock™ instant anti-reverse
  • On/off bait clicker switch
  • Easy-adjusting star drag

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Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Metal Round Baitcast Reel 3.9 5 165 165
I was impressed I caught a 20 pound flat head catfish plus some 10 and 15 pound blues. the only problem was the reel became loose, after catching them, but minor tightening to the reel after my catch, insured me to catch more with no trouble. I love this reel and am asking for another one for Christmas!!!! October 28, 2014
So far; so good Just got back from striper fishing in Indiana. Used the MegaCast primarily for trolling without any issues. Caught only 12-15 inch fish, but everything appeared to work just fine. Played with the drag all day without issue. Granted the monster wasn't caught, but I'm fairly confident the reel would have performed if called upon. I think drag is given a bad rap. For the price, it's well worth the money and would consider purchasing a second one.. September 26, 2014
MegaCast reel I've owned this reel for 2-1/2 yrs and use it for big catfish fishing. It has worked perfectly in every aspect. It casts very smoothly and the drag has never failed. I have read the reviews that complain about the drag. I would say that the user did not know how to set up the reel. These kind of reels have to have the brake and drag adjusted to make casting work without causing a backlash. I can cast at least 50 to 70 feet without issue every time and have brought in many catfish weighing 15 to 35 lbs. without issue once. Love it. Great buy for the money!! September 10, 2014
Great Product!!! i use this for salt/fresh water and this great for beginner. For starter i didn't understand how a bait-cast reel work and ultimately did want to spent to much on something i didn't known how to use. April 4, 2014
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Would this be a good reel for carp? I'm thinking about getting the 1000, spooling it with 15lb line and going for some carp.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Yes, adjusting the brake is of utmost importance. Only have the clicker on while you are waiting for a strike. Turn it off for the reeling and casting portion. Otherwise you will wear the clicker out prematurely.
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Hi, Most will using spinning reels for Carp Fishing but casting reels are also commonly used when fishing for carp and are a good choice for handling the heavy weight of these fish. 10 pound test or heavier line.

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Doe it come in left hand reteive?
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This reel is only available in right hand.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Reel parts may be purchased through the following:
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I recieved this reel a couple days a go, I'm liking it so far.

Its the first time I use a reel with a bait clicker, I have some questions about how this works.

Do I turn the bait clicker on, and push in the cast button so it can take it and run, then reel and set the hook?

Can I reel the fish all the way in with the bait clicker on or is this bad for the gear?

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Use the clicker only while you are waiting for a strike. After you cast out turn the clicker on and leave the casting button in. The clicker will notify you that a fish is taking your line. Let the fish take a little line with the clicker on. When you are ready to set the hook crank it enough to pop the casting button out turn off the clicker and set the hook. Then get ready for the fun.
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Been using this reel for years. Does not throw as well with clicker on. Crank in big fish with clicker on all the time. No problems. prefer not too because noise annoys me. I use it to fish big shiners for big bass. does the job .
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Bait clicker is for alerting you when a fish is running away with your bait. You throw out your bait say for a catfish set your rod down and grab a beverage. When the bait clicker starts clicking engage the drag and set the hook when the line is tight. I always turn it off as it is distracting when reeling in a fish
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I fish without the clicker on to much noise for me
1 year, 5 months ago
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Yes, but it wears out the clicker.
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This is made by Bass Pro Shops®
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No, Abu Garcia does not make this. This is a private label for Bass Pro Shops and the country of origin is China. Thanks
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I don't know about muskie but I catch 45+ inch spot tailed bass without a problem. I think that I finally wore my drag out over the years but for the money who cares. I frequently use a 3 to 4 ounce weight to get the bait down during tidal movement.
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I've never thrown the musky baits on them but I have thrown the umbrella rigs with no problem. I have caught muskie over 40 inches on them and never had a problem.
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what dos the bait cliker do

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isit good for smaller fishing or whod it look stuped
2 years, 4 months ago
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I would suggest for larger fish, doesn't cast a light bait well.
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Bait clickers are used to indicate when a fish is playing with the bait. Its more for fishing for cat fish and downrigging. I wouldnt used this reel for anything other than stripers,muskie, cat fish, etc.
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Lets say you hook into a 6o pounder and he is about to spool all your line because the drag cant you just thumb the drag so it doesents turn as easily?
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I do, when salt water fishing you never know what is on the other end even small stingrays seem like a 30 pound cat
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No, because you will not know how much pressure you will put!
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You absolutely can. The reel is open enough to make this rather easy, but be advised that one should be wary of extended use of this technique as it may leave you with a nasty friction burn on your thumb depending on line type. My first day out I used exactly this technique to land a 34 pound catfish. Was easy as pie
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Is this a good starter reel for musky? Casting? Bait? Both?
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This I would not say is a good starter if your just starting out with fishing altogether but it is a start if you are not new to fishing altogether if you have some experience with and opened faced reel and a closed faced reel as this type of reel incorporates both of those types of reels. :)
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This reel is my light musky reel. It works well for the tigers under 40" that I primarily fish for.
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I would say no unless the fish are minnows size. I just have used three of them fishing for catfish. The biggest fish of the day was a 5lbs. fish and the reel would slip. I had to use my thumb to control the spool. I could not get the drag set tight enough to stop line being pulled of the reel. I would do what I plan on doing and spend the extra money for a better grade reel.
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I think it mite be a little lite for big muskys? I think it would handle one but not on a regular bases'es
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i want to buy this reel becuz its cheap and i wanted a round reel to bass fish with or muskie fish with but i cant find what kind of casting brake does it have
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the only brake is the spool adjustment knob but this reel is virtually impossible to back lash! i use it for cat fish/stripers...it throws heavy baits far and smooth! the eye even moves when casting for less line overlay! i would definitely recommend it for the money. hope this helped!
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It has a centrifugal brake. I do not cast with this reel since I am using lead core line to troll deep, so I can't tell you much about how well the braking works.
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it's good for small fish under 5lbs.any bigger and the clutch drag seams to slip.I use it for summer flounder and it works ok.Not as good as my old penn 940's but for the price you can't go wrong.Just don't try lifting any tree stumps with it.
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There is a thumbwheel behind the reel lever that adjusts the brake, works GREAT!
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