Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lsantos Good reel for the price
I bought it in the 5.3 gear ratio for my crankbait rod and spooled it up with 10 lb mono.
I took it fishing yesterday and it performed well, couldn't really test the drag as I only caught a small largemouth, fishing was tough.
It casts reasonably far if you turn off the smart cast and leave only one white pin on.
On a side note, it took me a while to figure out how to pop the side plate off to access the brake system, so here is how to do it in case you get stuck: while you depress the button push the side plate down from where the basspro logo is.
Overall is a good reel for the price, it has a smooth retrieve, is lightweight and it has comfortable eva handles.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Budmann Good value and price.
I purchased this on a whim. I have tried using bait cast rigs in the past with less than favorable results. I figured it was time to try again and this combo deal that Bass Pro Shops had seemed like a good start. Everything arrived well packaged and earlier than expected. The instructions are good and a good starting point for setting up the reel. After a few tries I was able to get some decent casts without "bird nesting".
Good quality and feel for the price.
Now if I could only catch a fish!
June 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ColoradoRiverFisherman It is what it is
I own 7 of the TSP10HC reels, all of them are between 11 and 8 months old and I fish approximately 12 days a month.
So far I have had to replace worn pawls (level wind pins) in all of the reels, as well as 1 worm shaft. Pins are $2.50 ea and the worms are $6.50 ea. The reels appear to lose their tolerances fairly quickly and either start to clunk when reeling in a fish and or the level winder would stop moving across the worm and all of your line would wind on one side of the spool.
Despite having to repair/maintain these a bit prematurely, I still give the reel a 4 star rating because it is what it is, which is a $50 reel. And ordering parts from Outdoor World reel repair is a breeze.
I also had to replace 2 of the fasteners that held the knobs onto the handle, they came loose and fell into the water. But that could have been avoided if I had checked all of them for tightness prior to using.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FLfisher55 Good enough
Bought this with the Bass Pro tourney special rod 6 months ago. I've used it pretty heavily since. I spooled it with 20ld Power Pro braid. Has caught plenty of reds, trout, and bass since i purchased it. Even got a red of mine I caught with it on the wall in Orlando Bass Pro! Anyways, I was immediately pleased with it. Since then i've noticed a decline in it performance. The braking system was pretty good when i first fished with it, but since then it's not so great. After I first set up the brakes to my style it was great, hardly needed to even thumb it. Now, i thumb about every cast, but not a big deal to me. It has began having trouble on some longer casts. When i get more aggressive with my casting it will 'clunk', mostly due to inadequate oiling, but I re- oiled and still does it some.
It looks good, but doesn't feel so good, feels kinda cheap. Granted, it is a very low cost bait caster, so its not a big deal. I've taken decent care of it. ALWAYS rinsing off after use in saltwater. I gave it 4 stars because it's been a good functioning reel so far, but disappointed by it loss in tolerance level compared to when it was newer. The drag system works great when I'm red and trout fishing, but have some trouble finding a sweet spot for it with bass. Still pleased with my purchase and will continue to use it and show up all my buddies with their $200+ reels :)
May 31, 2014