Bass Pro Shops® Pro Qualifier® Baitcast Reels
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- Built to put you at the top of your game
- One-piece machined-aluminum frame
- Double-anodized, machined-aluminum drilled spool
- 7-bearing system with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse
- Dual Braking System™
- Pin-release side plate for quick brake adjustments
- Built-in lube port
The Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel has become a fixture in Bassmaster Elite pro Edwin Evers' boat. Overall, we'd have to say that he's done pretty well with his Pro Qualifier baitcasters, and no wonder. We build the Pro Qualifier to fit the way tournament anglers fish. Whether you're fishing a weekend buddy bash or the Bassmaster Classic®, this reel will put you at the top of your game. From its one-piece machined-aluminum frame and double-anodized, machined-aluminum drilled spool, to its Recurve handle and drag star, the design is sleek, light and functional. And every feature is geared for performance, including the quality 7-bearing system with Powerlock instant anti-reverse; our Dual Braking System with click-adjustable magnetic and 6-pin centrifugal cast control systems working in concert; a hard titanium-coated line guide. A pin-release side plate for quick brake adjustments on the fly. Soft touch thumb bar. Built-in lube port. Yep—you're gonna love this reel!
''It never ceases to amaze me...almost everyone who fishes in my boat comes away in awe of my Pro Qualifier baitcasters. They thought they were fishing with $300 reels!''Edwin Evers9-Time Bassmaster Classic® QualifierLine recovery in inches per handle turn.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 820
Rated 5 out of 5 by BubbaJay Wine Quality at PBR Price
I was looking to buy a couple of decent but not too exspensive reels for my brother. I got a couple of the Pro Qualifier and was presently surprised. The casting is easy to adjust for long distances while maintaining enough presure to avoid backlashes. The braking system works well and over all it is a great under a hundred bucks reel.
March 10, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by PainInTheBass What a drag
I recently purchased this reel at the BPS in Vaughan, Ontario Canada during the Reel Trade In Event. I have yet to fish with the reel, so these are my preliminary observations;
-very small and compact. The reel palms extremely well.
-very smooth and solid. There is a nice solid feel to the reel. The spool spins effortlessly without much momentum required to get it going. The handle cranks very smoothly.
-finish. Some of the edges were rough, but were not something that could not be remedied with a small file.
-drag. This was the main reason (along with the finish) that the reel only got 4 stars. The drag was not smooth and consistent out of the box. There was significant slip at all pressures. I had to disassemble and clean the drag washers thoroughly before the drag was (more) smooth and consistent. Now, there is inor slip, but something that I can live with for the price point.
Overall, I would and did recommend this reel to a friend. Great value.
March 9, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by larrymc FANTASTIC REEL
I was interested in buying a new baitcast reel and really intended to get one of the "big name" reels. Then I read all the great reviews on this web site about the new BPS Pro Qualifier and decided to give it a try. I've always been very satisfied with anything with the Bass Pro Shops name on it so I figured it would be a quality product. Man did I make a good choice. After getting the reel tension and dual brake system tuned in properly this reel will cast a lure a mile. Super smooth cast and retrieve. Fits real nice in the palm of your hand. I highly recommend this reel - quality at a reasonable price!
March 7, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEEZ Awesome Deal
I bought it on sale for $49 and after using it, I would have to say that it's a steal of a deal even at $99. Nice reel for the money.
March 7, 2009
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