Bass Pro Shops XPS Casting Reel Power Replacement Handles
Great Bait Casting Reel Accessory
I purchased this handle because I was recently in a boating accident that left my previous reel handle bent beyond repair. It works great and it is super smooth. I will definitely purchase additional handles as I have several other Abu Garcia reels that have either sticky knobs on the crank or just need refurbished beacuse they are older. I like the added benefit of the larger crank when puttin the skids on larger fish.
September 16, 2010
Shimano Bantam Speedmaster 2200FS Suitability
The Casting Reel Power Replacement Handles fit nicely on the drive of the Black Magnum Speedmaster BKM2200FS and the nut supplied with the handles matches the threads exactly too. The only improvement or adaptation that one could make to improve upon the handles utilization in this application would be that the small threaded hole in the crank handle to lock the handle/nut in place ideally would be made a tiny bit closer in to the drive/shaft so as to be able to engage the "Fightin" Star" drag tension adjuster and lock the tension setting in place
Other than the above, a few washers to match the drive with two (2) flat sides of the hole would be all that is needed to make the Power Handles turn this model Shimano Speedmaster reel into an improved "workhorse"..
March 22, 2010
Good replacement for your Ambassaduers
I put the silver 4-1/8” on my Abu-Garcia C3-4600 and the 4-1/2” gun metal grey on myC3-5500. I also swapped the nut caps; I just thought it looked cool! You can tell a difference in comfort from the smaller original crank handle.
November 1, 2013
Best replacement handle
I own three abu garcia reels that I purchased in the late 60's. early 70's. They were retired a few years ago due to the ones purchased recently.
One day I decided to upgrad the reels by replacing the original handles with the Bass Pro Shops® Casting Reel Power Replacement Handles. I'm really glad I did. What a difference it makes when reeling in a good sized Bass.
Now I don't have to keep my old faithful reels in a dark damp box any more. I've put them on some new IM6 Poles I purchased and use those outfits for friends and family who want to go out fishing with me. Good purchase and good save for my reels.
November 1, 2010