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 151 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by JohnInYNP good, reliable reel As a fishing guide on Yellowstone Lake, I use these reels for trolling lead core line daily with customers who are not always experienced fishermen. They have been holding up well for several seasons. July 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buzz2043 very sweeeet I have never in my life been able to cast my line out as far and with less effort it takes some time to get used to it and learn how to not birds nest the line but once you have mastered it you'll really love this item June 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by smithdms Decent Reel For The Price I got the Megacast 1000 as a graduation present last week. I am very pleased with how this reel performed the first time I used it. I went catfishing the day after I got it and it exceeded my expectations, I caught a 38 lb. Blue cat with close to no problems. The four star rating is due to the drag, it could stand an upgrade for more drag. But it could just have been the 38 lb. monster cat on the end of the line too. June 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoelS Great product I really enjoyed the product. I did however have to oil it as soon as I got it. The sealed three bearing system on the left side of the reel did easley remove it's self from the seat and did cause some confusion as to why the reel wasent working properly. When I reseated the bearing, the reel worked phenomenally. Very nice reel in and verry smooth. I would deffinatly reccomend to a friend June 14, 2012
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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. :)
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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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