Bass Pro Shops® Pro Qualifier® Spinning Reels
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- Ultra-slim body design with tournament-proven performance
- Lightweight anodized-aluminum body/sidecovers
- Forged-aluminum spool
- Mag Spool Technology™
- 8-bearing system with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse
- Carbon Fiber Sealed Drag
- Includes FREE spare aluminum spool
If you fish tournaments, you've seen plenty of Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Spinning Reels in use. The reason: tourney anglers need smooth, reliable reels they can count on, and for many the Pro Qualifier Reel remains the hands-down performance standard. Our finest version yet has retained the ultra-slim body design, popular Mag Spool Technology™, and premium eight-bearing system with double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings and Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse. But we’ve added our Carbon Fiber Sealed Drag, a major upgrade for long-term smoothness, power, and consistency—you’ll love it! Meanwhile, all the tourney-grade features are here: the lightweight anodized-aluminum body/sidecovers; forged-aluminum spool; stainless steel bail wire and mainshaft; strong machined-aluminum handle. Includes a FREE spare aluminum spool.
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 107
Rated 3 out of 5 by Drherrma OK for relatively smaller species
I spooled the BPS pro-qualifier spinning reel (PQ50) with 15lb powerpro and matched it with my Mojo Inshore ML. It was smooth as a dream while reeling in a few average sized gator trout, blues, ladyfish, etc., however, after bringing in a couple larger redfish (in the 18-30" range), I noticed that the arm attaching to the base of the reel was bent (and I was playing these bigger fish too - not just dragging them into my sea-kayak)! Now the reel gets stuck every couple of turns, and I am extremely disappointed with my purchase - a reel rated with 22lbs of drag should have equivalently sturdy structural components that last over 3 weeks.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GaryB1976 Excellent Reel for the Money!
I just received my Pro Qualifier PQ10 reel and already had a chance to use it.
For the money, this is an EXCELLENT reel! It's very solid, VERY smooth, and very well balanced. I used it side-by-side with my Shimano Solstace, and so far, I prefer the BassPro reel.
March 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by krr6581 Smooth Reel
At present I can only rate the performance of this reel at 3 stars due to excessive line twist. This reel operates as smoothly as my Shimano Stradics, but since I bought this reel 3 weeks ago I have had line twist issues. I tried using Reel Magic figuring that it was just the line being stiff but it didn't help solve the problem. When I bought the reel at BPS the sales clerk put 10 lb test line on one spool and 8 lb test on the second spool. I am going to strip the line off of the spools and respool the reels myself since there is the possibility the sales clerk improperly spooled the the line for this reel. If personally respooling the reel solves the problem I will rate the reel accordingly. I would like to give this reel 5 stars due to the smoothness of the retrieve and great drag, but unless I can tame the line twist my rating will have to remain a 3.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by slybacon good reel
purched the combo so saved a few bucks. good price and good reel. very smooth and cast well. like the product and the co.
September 12, 2013
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