Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
The Bass Pro Shops® 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!
- 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
"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!"
13-Time Bassmaster Classic® Qualifier
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Probably the best 100 dollar reel in its class though. 600 plus people cant be wrong.
As a basic rule of thumb, take the magnetic break on the left side of the reel and turn it all the way to zero. Then tighten your spool tention knob all the way down.
Next, click the thumb release and lower your lure about 7 inches. Slowly back off the tention knob until your lure begins to fall. Not super fast but about 8-10 inches a second. Last turn your magnetic break back to 5-6 for a beginner or 3-4 for an experienced User.
Do not over spool. Leave about 1/8" of space from the top of the spool to the line. Use tention when spooling the reel. Don't go any less than 10 pound test line and unless your using braided line, no higher than 17 pound test.
Make sure the reel is oiled per the owners manual.
Hopefully all of these tips should make for a more pleasant outing. I have the reel, love it and use it all the time. Its a great reel and when its set up correctly, makes for a great baitcaster.
The 4 and 5 ratio number = musky or heavy
The 6 ratio number = all around
The 7 ratio = is fast and more for bass
I would say a 6.4.1