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Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel

   

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MG30RA

Left/Right

5.1:1

Line Capacity:
10/170

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
13 Lbs.

Recovery:
28" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
10.2
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  • SKU: 1869103

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Our entry-level Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reel is now more compact, with smoothly rounded corners and less exterior material. The result is an affordable, good-looking, easy-handling reel that fishes hard all day and is loaded with today’s hottest features! Our MegaCast Spinning Reel is built on a rugged graphite frame and sports a lightweight, double-anodized aluminum spool, a smooth four-bearing system (3 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing) with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse. There is also a torqueless handle with Soft Touch grips for unmatched fishing comfort. Includes a spare black graphite spool. FA models have a front drag. RA models have a rear drag.

  • Affordable, easy-handling reel
  • Tough, lightweight graphite frame
  • Lightweight, double-anodized aluminum spool
  • Four-bearing system with Powerlock instant anti-reverse
  • Torqueless handle with Soft Touch grips
  • Interchangeable left/right hand retrieve
  • FA models are front drag
  • RA models are rear drag

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Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel 4.3 5 47 47
AmAzing i have the older models of this reel and when i ordered this one i couldnt believe that it was this much better. i feel like i am using a reel that is worth 50% more money and i think though that if u want to get a cheap reel that works as good as a $100 reel for freshwater than get this. i use it also for saltwater for lets say catfish, trout, anything that is of less weight of 50lbs i could only imagine that this reel could handle it just make sure though if u go for bigger fish i would use braid. i just wish though for the same price of this reel you can pick from different colors of this reel. May 23, 2012
Great caster Over all great reel! it performs great under alot of conditions. The drag is very smooth and holds up well when handling big fish. I have 15lb spiderwire braid and it casts like a breeze. already caught tons of fish on it. I would recomend this to anyone cause its a quality reel at a great price. October 30, 2012
reel just got to use this reel one day but love the wieght and cast great with the 8' bass pro crappie rod. January 17, 2013
Great Reel I just purchsed 2 of the MG10FA reels to put on a 5ft pole. Wanted slightly heavier action than an ultralight but still good feel and responsiveness. These fit the bill perfectly. Great little reel. I have several 7-8 bearing reels and like these better. Don't let the three bearing name fool you, they feel GREAT!! Smooth, great feel, good adjstable drag. You can't beat these for twice the price. Took them fishing this weekend and caught 30-40 Bass from 1-4lbs and they were great. Cast good distance, smooth, retrieve fast or slow, highly adjustable drag, they didn't miss a beat. I would highly recommend these and the price is unbelieveable for the quality. July 7, 2013
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I would recommend in this line the Mega Cast size 40 paired with a medium heavy. I use this reel when I am in the mats jigging for the big boys. I caught a a 20lb bowfin jigging one day so it should the handle the cats pretty well.
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I use a Pflueger Arbor reel. I have it matched to a 7 ft Berkley lightning rod. I use 15lb hivis yellow braid and a 6 ft 15lb florocarbon leader. Can't beat it.
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For this particular spinning reel you would want to choose the MG30 or the MG40 for catfish.
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What is the difference between front drag and rear drag?
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In my opinion front drag is better because it is located right where the drag discs are. Rear drag uses a shaft through the reel to control the drag discs which are located at the front.
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Rear drag is more convenient when fighting a fish!!
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not much difference, its just where you prefer the button. I learned with the front drag, so that's just what I use.
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In front drag, the drag adjustment is located on the top of the spool. This is usually a better performing system because of the larger surface area of drag washers. In rear drag, the drag adjustment is on the back of reel. Rear drag typically allows for a quicker change of spool than a front drag configuration.

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Front drag reels are lighter and less bulky than the rear drag reels. I found the rear drag reels more convenient when fishing in unknown spots where I set the drag quite loose and tighten when Ii understand what kind of fish I hooked
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front drags tend to be smoother and don't get easily gunked up with dirt, sand and stuff when you're bank fishing
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Nothing. It only means where you adjust the drag from on the reel.
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I recommend it as a reel to have in your arsenal. I current have 20-30-40 models in spinning ready to go for different applications and the don't fail me.
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Yes, I have been using it with great success on some 4-5 lb. smallmouths.
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It has plenty of line capacity however you should be looking at the how smooth the drag sysytem is and if there is any play in the handle. A reel with any unwanted play will shock the gears on every hook set and cause premature wear.
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This reel is great for walleye. Has a nice rear drag system to fight the biggest of walleye. And for 21.99 it's a steal. Buy it and try it out. If you don't like it, it's not a big loss.
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I use this for bass fishing and it works great. I caught a nice 5 pounder and it had no problems
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Yes, I use them for topwater bass fishing all spring, summer & fall. Im not a walleye fisherman, but I see no reason why these reels wouldn't be great for that too.
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I have the RA30 with lines from 8 to 15 lb test and caught several basses from 3 to 5 lb easily. I guess that with the right line (maybe a braid) and the right rod ( I have a 7 feet BPS Graphite Series ) should be ok even for walleyes
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I fish 'eyes and yes, this reel works great for jigging, casting cranks.
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yea.......i catch one of 3.5 lbs 18.5"....with this reel and 2 lbs line
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i would run eaither the MG30 or 40 FA if you buy this reel.
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perhaps a little light, better for pan fish
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I don't use replacement spools. I replace my line so often when fishing spring steelhead, that I just use the same spool. The steelhead & creeks & riversher in Michigan are hard on line, so I replace it often. I would assume that Bass Pro has replacement spools for sale.
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they come with an extra spool!
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Call Baass Pro Rod, Reel 800 number
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It comes with a replacement spool.
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