Bass Pro Shops Snagging Special Levelwind Reel
The Bass Pro Shops Snagging Special Levelwind Reel is the perfect snagging reel. Designed to withstand the rigors of snagging, the round Snagging Special Levelwind Reel features a rugged, lightweight graphite frame and a machined, anodized aluminum spool for corrosion resistance, durability and easy handling. The reel's cast control knob applies continuous friction to the end of the spool shaft, while an audible bait clicker alerts you when a fish strikes and begins to pull line form the spool. When the alarm sounds, the Snagging Special's multi-disc drag system gives you the leverage to take the fight to the fish, with large drag discs providing the smooth flow of line at any setting.
- Rugged, lightweight graphite frame
- Deep anodized, machined aluminum spool
- Two stainless steel ball bearings
- Audible bait clicker
- Stainless steel levelwind
- Smooth, multi-disc drag system
- Metal line guide
- Cast control knob
- Powerful gear ratio: 4.4:1
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Just remember, this is a Trolling Reel. I do cast with it, but it's not meant for long casting distances.
The most use I get from this reel, is simply dropping off the back of the boat while trolling, and using the clutch to feed line out. I've used planers and birds on this reel, and had a lot of success. I will pick up 2 more of these reels for my next trip to OBX.
I use planers and birds with this reel, and it performs flawlessly.
Once a fish is hooked while trolling, there's no need to slow the boat. This reel is like a winch. You just crank and it easily pulls in your fish.
If you look it is almost identical to the Offshore Angler GCL-30 with the exception of the fact that this reel only has two bearings.
Your choice of rod will also affect the casting. But to answer your question, no they are NOT just for trolling.