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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Practice and patience.
It is best to start with 2 shoes in the one position that are opposite one another. You can also control the rotation of the spool by applying magnetic force to the spool with the dial located on the outside of the palming side-plate.
move brakes with your fingernail
Practice. Even with the high-tech, magnetic braking system baitcaster reels, it takes a well-practiced thumb to avoid a bird’s nest. Bassmaster Elite angler Rick Clunn shared, birds nest“Yes, even pros get backlashes.”
Honestly, I never mess with the magnetic control. I've used baitcasters since I was 11 years old (41 now) and never found them useful.
The other thing about casting is people who use spinning tackle the most tend to try and use that quick arm acceleration and slow down when casting. That will lead to spool overrun on a casting reel. Train yourself to accelerate your arm evenly through a cast and that will help you too.
to check if the system is working see how long the spool spins when set to 10 then 0 when you spin an empty spool with your finger
don't cast into the wind until you train your thumb
Basic technique in casting for distance is easy. Instead of the short-stroke snap cast that most anglers employ to toss a lure 50 or 60 feet, reach back farther with the rod. Use both arms and shoulders to put some muscle in the forward stroke, and use your left hand (if you’re right-handed) to pull the rod butt sharply toward your body as your right hand pushes the rod forward. This bends the rod more deeply and moves the lure faster.
Finish with an abrupt stop to transfer maximum energy to the lure as it departs the rod tip. Many anglers make an indefinite forward swipe when casting, with no defined end to the stroke. This just kills a cast. Start thinking Hard stop! to radically improve your distance.
Lengthening your overhang—the distance between the rod tip and the lure at the start of the cast—can also add distance to a cast. A normal overhang is usually about 4 to 8 inches. Try letting the lure hang down about 2 feet instead. During the cast, the lure will travel through a longer casting arc at greater speed.
Found here: http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/fishing/bass-fishing/2009/07/john-merwins-secrets-casting-farther or read http://www.outdoorlife.com/node/1005005170.
start at max braking and slowly disengage the brakes until you find your best distance without backlashes. You just have to play with it. Every lure you use will cause the reel to perform differently.
Magnets at max
back off on the magnets until you start getting a mess
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