Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Metal Round Baitcast Reel
- 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
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 152 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Old Wiskers Hunter Forget ABU I would much rather use my Bass Pro MegaCast reel over my ABU Garcia 3500. The bait clicker is just as noisy and it is just a smooth. A much better value in price as well. I would recommend this product to anyone who doesnt want to buy an ABU reel. July 11, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by madcat A GREAT CAT REEL Ive owned peen reels abu garcia. This one is great its smooth,and the cast,tell the guys on the other side of the lake to watch out. July 8, 2006
Rated 1 out of 5 by fishingfreakfromtn bad luck with reel I bought 2 of the mega cast reels, one for myself and one for my youngest son, annd im sorry to say that I've had nothig but problems with the one I use, and my son has not been satisfied with the one he uses. Iguess you get what you pay for! I wouldnt recomend this reel to my friends! July 4, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by timsta34 good reel I took this reel to Idaho and Montana to catch some salmon and pike. This reel held up so good against these hard fighting fish. It casted extremely far and pulled in many fish with ease. THIS REEL ROCKS June 15, 2006
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Details: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?
A: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.
Details:isit good for smaller fishing or whod it look stuped
Details: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?
A:No, because you will not know how much pressure you will put!
A: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
Details:Is this a good starter reel for musky? Casting? Bait? Both?
A: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. :)
I hope this is helpful to you
A:This reel is my light musky reel. It works well for the tigers under 40" that I primarily fish for.
A: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.
Details: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
A: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!
A: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.
A: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.
Details:i bought 30 pound line for my other pool but i was just wondering for this reel
A:I have 50 pound line on mine, no problem!
A:I would use braided. I put 50lb Power Pro moss green when I had this reel and it worked fine. I wouldn't put 30lb mono, this reel is pretty small.
Details:I might be getting this reel and i have 50 lb test line that i use and i was just wondering
A:no way 20lb tops.Please tell me why 50lb test are you tuna fishing with a lil reel like this?If you are casting for large muskie or pike with this reel and put 50lb braid on it your're still overpowering the reel.then try a better reel like a diawa or penn or schimano.
A:I have 50 pound line on mine, no problem!
A:50 lb braid would work good . I have 80 lb on mine ! The reason is one I have a big spool of it . Two the line dose't bite in to the spool when you get a canary ! I put 30 lb braid on a reel a few years ago. It bit in to the spool so bad that at the end of the day I had cut most of the line out of the reel !
A:If it's braided it won't be a problem. I put it on mine when I had this reel. It casted fine when I used Power Pro Moss Green 50lb test.
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