Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Rod and Reel Baitcast Combo
I bought this rod and reel with doubts about the performance due to the price. after 3 cast I had the reel set. this combo can sling a lure just as good as my $200 rigs. I will be buying a few more for the record
August 15, 2013
not to bad
so i just got this combo the other day and its not to bad. i put 12lb test on the reel and it cast pretty smooth.i like the pole that came with it''i got the medium-heavy'' but i think a medium would of been a better choice.but heck for 50 bucks i think its a good deal.
February 12, 2013
A few years ago, I needed several new rods and didn't want to spend a fortune on them. I found the Mega-cast and decided with a $49 price tag (price has risen since) I couldn't go too terribly wrong. Well the rod was absolute garbage. The thing weighed about a pound and killed my arm trying to cast with it during a tournament. However, the reel is probably one of the best reels for braided line I've used in a long time. When i tried to put Mono-filament line on it, the reel had a hard time braking and I ended with a lot of line in the trash can. Although, Braided line threads like a dream through the reel and I still use the reel for heavy cover. In conclusion, Save the $10 and just get the reel by itself. That's why the combo gets a 2. reel itself gets a 4.
October 7, 2014
decent rod, horrendus reel
First i'll start with the good. The pole in this combo is very good. It's strong and flexible, and has a sharp look if you ask me. Now for the bad; this reel is the worst casting baitcaster i have ever used with any tune\setting\line possible. The drag on it is very rough and feels like it will burn out at any time. When you cast, it birdnests no matter what and has almost no distance. The only reason the combo got 2 stars is because the pole and the reel is Simi smooth if you drop the lure and run\take the boat about 30 yards down to reel it in. I bought the pole about a year ago and after a year of messing with it I am finally frustrated out of my mind and ready to throw the reel into the middle of a lake. Do not buy this.
May 8, 2014