Two ball bearings plus a one-way instant anti-reverse bearing
Machined aluminum handle
Comes spooled with 10 lb. line
Make the leap to baitcast easy with Shakespeare®'s E-Z Cast® Low Profile Baitcast Reel featuring Anti-Backlash System™ technology. The number one concern anglers have with baitcast reels is line tangling backlashes, but Shakespeare's Anti-Backlash System technology solves the problem and allows anglers to learn how to confidently cast a baitcast reel. The revolutionary Anti-Backlash System automatically controls the spool and allows for tangle-free casting. Once proficient at casting, anglers can turn the Anti-Backlash System off, transforming the E-Z Cast into a standard low profile baitcast reel. The E-Z Cast Low-Profile Baitcast Reels come spooled with 10 lb. line and feature a machined aluminum handle and two ball bearings plus a one-way instant anti-reverse bearing.
Rated 3 out of 5 by duckhunter1400 great reel
great reel but ive had better still a good reel for the money
March 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wallly Not as expected
I purchased two E Z Shakespeare reels for grandkids and find they are easy to use but, the drag on the line does not allow an easy free flow of the line - thus requiring heavier, larger lures and weights. Heavy lures are not usually your choice for this size reel!
January 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by bigheadfisherman Ok for practice, NOT for fishing
Bought this for the wife, to try and get her to use something besides spincast reels. Works good for practice, but set the hook in 1 decent size bass, and something inside this thing broke. Now the spool goes backward, as fast as forward. Will be returning this week.
July 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by stormin3688 Okay Purchase
I just bought this from Bass Pro Shops. I did my research and read the reviews on this reel. I practiced a little in the backyard and for the most it did what it said it was going to do. I had a little backlash. I took the reel out fishing from the bank of the Delaware River. It cast nice and it did slow the line down fast so it would not totally backlash but I had some that was easy to fix. It felt smooth reeling and casting. The problem I had was the On/Off latch on the top would turn Off the Backlash Preventer and wouldn't you know? I got a super birds nest I had to completely cut out. Not happy about having to find new fishing line. The other thing was no where to thread new line through to start a knot. Make sure the On switch stays On. Otherwise just buy a Baitcaster and practice with it.
June 11, 2012
Yes and No it does not work everytime. I had some small backlashes but easy enough to spool out and fix. But the On /Off switch needs to be on and make sure you check it before you cast. If you don't you will have the mother of all birdsnest in the reel.
This reels features Anti-backlash System.™ - A revolutionary system that can teach anyone how to use a baitcast reel. The Anti-backlash System™ automatically controls the spool and allows for tangle free casting.
I believe it works every time, but if there was a malfunction or a part was missing then the ant-backlash might not work then. And if you switch the anti-backlash off then yes it will create a bird's nest