Bass Pro Shops Crappie Maxx Mighty Lite Low-Profile Baitcast Reel
Super crappie real!!!
I love baitcast reals for crappie fishing. I use long(8-12) foot rods for vertical jigging and like the control I get. The real cheap reels never cut it. Obviously..the expensive ones will but I own 20+ crappie rods and that expense is excessive!!! These reels are just the ticket!!! Love 'em and recommend them every trip out!!!!
March 27, 2014
Don't let the name fool you
After seeing so many good reviews from folks catch 6 - 8 pound bass on this reel. I decided to pick one up for tossing lighter lures and as a "backup" reel, for inshore Speckled trout fishing.
I have caught several trout with it now, and last night I caught a 19" Redfish on it. The first fish I have had on it that really wanted to pull drag. I was amazed at how smooth the drag was, it felt as good as my normal reels that are 3 to 4 times the cost!
It is also hard to believe how smooth this reel cast and retrieves with only 3 bearings!
If you are looking for a budget reel, you can't go wrong with this one. And if you are looking for a value reel this one might surprise you!
December 27, 2014
same as older Wally Marshall reels
Yes they are exactly alike other than color and the name . In my opion this is great . I was disappointed when the old WM ones were put on clearance . I have 8 of them and use them on my Wally Marshall Tightline rods for spider rigging . What a combo they make . I recently bought a rod and reel combo a 14 foot tightline and this new reel for a friend to use . It is the same reel as before . I would like to say that these reels are meant to be used for straight linning or trolling crappie techniques but they will cast lures at 1/2oz. or more pretty well . I don't recommend them for this though because they have graphite side covers and will not hold up to serious casting hour after hour for very long . But when used for crappie techniques they will last at least 5 years . I now because I've had mine almost that long and they are just as good as new now .
March 13, 2011
Great all aroud reel
Ive taken this reel out fishing a few times and i love it. it is silky smooth and it casts great wiht light lures and light line. When i got it i wanted a knew crappie reel and did this one deliver. it reels in big bass decent pike and if you have one a catfish. love this reel have it on a Bass Pro crappie Maxx signiture series trigger crappie rods and there is no better crappie setup.
February 20, 2013