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Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel

The Bass Pro Shops® Pro Qualifier® Baitcast Reel has become a fixture in Bassmaster Elite pro Edwin Evers' boat. Overall, we'd have to say that he's done pretty well with his Pro Qualifier baitcasters, and no wonder. We build the Pro Qualifier to fit the way tournament anglers fish. Whether you're fishing a weekend buddy bash or the Bassmaster Classic®, this reel will put you at the top of your game. From its one-piece machined-aluminum frame and double-anodized, machined-aluminum drilled spool, to its Recurve handle and drag star, the design is sleek, light and functional. And every feature is geared for performance, including the quality 7-bearing system with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse; our Dual Braking System™ with click-adjustable magnetic and 6-pin centrifugal cast control systems working in concert; a hard titanium-coated line guide. A pin-release side plate for quick brake adjustments on the fly. Soft touch thumb bar. Built-in lube port. Yep—you're gonna love this reel! Built to put you at the top of your game One-piece machined-aluminum frame Double-anodized, machined-aluminum drilled spool 7-bearing system with Powerlock instant anti-reverse Dual Braking System Pin-release side plate for quick brake adjustments Built-in lube port       "It never ceases to amaze me...almost everyone who fishes in my boat comes away in awe of my Pro Qualifier baitcasters. They thought they were fishing with $300 reels!" Edwin Evers 15-Time Bassmaster Classic® Qualifier Click here for Product Manual
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Questions & Answers for Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel

Question

what company manafactures this reel

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
by
workinslob
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
9 answers
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answer 1
Thank you for the question. This reel is made by a private manufacturer exclusively for Bass Pro Shops.
Staff Answer
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
The reels are made by pure fishing.
Same company that makes
Abu Garcia®
All Star Rods®
Berkley®
Fenwick®
Hodgman®
Johnson®
JRC®
Mitchell®
PENN®
Pflueger®
Sebile®
Shakespeare®
Spiderwire®
Stren®
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
SlapShot268
 - Illinios
answer 3
Bass Pro reels are made by a Company named OEM Manufacturing that outsources its production to many different companies . In the cases of contracted fishing reels for other companies they are now being made in either China or Korea . OEM manufactures anywhere from 30-75% of the worlds reels in a given year . The similarities to other reel companies are the reason for the incorrect answers to this question . When OEM is in manufacturing mode of particular reels the many different companies using OEM will have their reels run afterwards with similarities to save money by not making OEM to retool all of their machinery to produce them . Bass Pro uses this money saving tactic better than all the other reel companies out their . They then pass some of the savings off to us. Thats why Bass Pro can sell very similar looking reels to others with as good or better insides to others for lower prices . OEM manufactures reels for Shakespear ( who owns Pflueger and gets some royalties for Bass Pro exclusive Pflueger reels ) , Bass Pro , some of Cabelas , Browning ( who is being sold thru Bass Pro for royalties) , Pinnacle , Southbend , and who knows how many others and how many parts they make for other manufactures who do most of their own production . The thing about these similar reels they are all done by the specs of the different reel companies . Those specs are better in some than in others . Bass Pro gets high end bearings and manufacturing tolerances for even less than others do for a lesser model because of their volume is so much higher than others . Again they do pass some these savings on to us . And for my money I can't help myself from grabbing up some that savings from time to time . Hope that helps you out in some way . Good luck and tight lines .
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answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
coolcat
 - Inola Okla.
answer 4
I THINK IT IS BROWNING BECAUSE BASS PRO OWNS BROWNING FISHING.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
proqualifierman1fan
 - INDIANA
answer 5
I believe Pflueger manufactures BPS reels. You're basically getting the Pflueger President in the PQ.
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answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
fish4942
 - Omaha, NE
answer 6
I was told by a customer service rep that Pflueger makes the Bass Pro brand reels.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
FishoninIowa
 - Cedar Rapids, IA
answer 7
Pflueguer makes all of Bass Pro Shops Reels.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Moore, SC
answer 8
One answer said pfluger, but what I've heard is that they are made by a company called silstar. Not sure if this is true, but you can't go wrong on these reels, they are a great product.
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answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
btwnthelines316
 - North Carolina
answer 9
pflueger
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answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
Kahunaz
 - Stockton , CA San Joaquin Delta
Question

Question about the adjustable magnetic and 6-pin centrifugal cast control systems

I bought this through basspro.com and tried it for the first time today. This is my first baitcasteing reel ever. It is set up correctly and it casts far with no backlashes. However, whether the magnetic brakes are on 10, or 0, I see no difference in casting. Can someone explain what it is suppose to do since I am not seeing any difference whether its set on 10 or 0.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
by
crazysp1ke
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
8 answers
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answer 1
The centrifical brake, the magnets you adjust inside the reel, brakes the heaviest the faster your reel is spinning. The fast the spin the more magnetic power is generated. The magnetic brake, the one adjusted with your dial outside works most at slower rotation of the reel. So as the reel slows down towards the end of your cast the magnetic brake takes over. If you like to pitch or flip the magnetic break will not allow you to do it freely, even some reels set on 0 as the magnatic break works too hard at slow speeds. If your centrifugal brake is set too light you will over spin at fast reel rotation, such as the beginning and middle of your cast. So if you bird nest during cast up, the centrifugal. If you get over run at te end of your cast up the magnetic. However both have some effect at all times. Hope this helps a bit.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
Jimmygee
 - Iowa
answer 2
The magnetic brake only works in retrieve
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
my07dyna
answer 3
You probably have the 6 pins set to strong. Set the dial at 5 and then start adjusting the pins to find what works best for you. If your not getting much distance its def. the pins. One slows the spool down at the start of the cast and one at the end.
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answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
porch50
 - Ohio
answer 4
This means you have the too many pins set on the reel and the pins are doing all of the work before the magnetics have a chance to. Also dont think of the magnetics as the work horse of this reel. Think of it as a custom tweak that you have in your tool box that your friends dont have. The mags work, you just have to learn how they work, which is at the end of your cast when your spool slows down.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
dustin1234
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 5
Hmmm you should but. It controls the very end of the cast. Now your cast control knob(line tension) , that would show a big difference if tightened down.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Michigan
answer 6
Oh it makes a huge difference! 1 is for lighter lures under 1/4 and 5-10 is for 1/2 to 1oz lures normal use try leaving it around 7-9.. thats the golden spot
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answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
TeamRippnLipz101
 - East wareham, Mass
answer 7
I haven't noticed much of a difference whether mine is on 0 or 10 also. I just focus on the brake beside the handle. I believe that the brake on the palm side is supposed to slow the spool down at the end of the cast.
I hope this helps!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
by
PondPro
 - Tennessee
answer 8
The numbers on the outside of the reel represent your magnetic brake. Think of the magnetic brakes as fine tuning or quick tuning. The magnet is constantly offering a little resistance to the spool. The higher the number, the closer the magnet gets to the spool and the more magnetic resistance it produces. It basically helps a little to control the spool from over spinning at lower rpm's, while the internal brakes help keep it from over spinning at higher rpm's. I use the magnetic brakes constantly as the breeze is always changing. You are probably not going to notice much difference if you have 3 or more internal brake pins engaged.
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answered 6 years, 1 month ago
by
Kahunaz
 - Stockton , CA San Joaquin Delta
Question

What's a good gear ratio for fishing on shore for large mouth and the odd pike ?

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asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
cstldkt
 - southern ontario
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
8 answers
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answer 1
Not much difference between the 6.4 and the 7.1. I would opt for the 6.4 - it can still burn the crankbaits, but can be used to flip and pitch the shoreline if needed. I am not a proponent of having different rods/reels for different situations. I would get one or two and adapt your style to them. The 6.4 is all you need.
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answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
ACsciguy
 - Lebanon PA
answer 2
Get the 7.1. You can always slow it down if you need to but you cant speed up a slow reel without wearing your self out
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answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
porch50
 - Ohio
answer 3
I've used them all and I like the 7.1 to 1. Its fast but you can control how fast your reeling so I wouln't worry about gear ratio as much as drag and line capacity.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
TheZooman
 - Oakdale, LA
answer 4
I suggest the 5.2:1 gear ratio models for a good all-around reel, especially if you might hook a large pike. I have one and I can use spinner baits and crankbaits easily and it has plenty of torque. Good luck!
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answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
smallwater
 - MA
answer 5
The best all around gear ratio for bass fishing is a 6.3 to 1....you can fish topwater....crankbaits.....or slow down for worms and jigs with ease
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
hawghunter5097
 - Pickens, SC
answer 6
I would have to say if your fishing heavy deep cranks and spinners you should try the 5.2.1 speed so you dont have to wear your self out fishing all day. The 6.4.1 would also be great.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
bigjoe27
answer 7
I guess the all round ratio would probly be a 6.4-1
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
carolinacranker
 - benson n.c.
answer 8
I would say the 6.4.1 ratio. This is a good over all speed. This will let you cover most techniques. I have the 7.1 and the 6.4. The other two slower speeds are for deeper water cranking. You will do well with the 6.4.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
dave0943
 - Iron Mountain, MI
Question

does this reel come with a reel cover to protect it?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
bassfishinforlife
 - Cincinnnati,OH
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
8 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately this reel does not come the a protective reel cover.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
No cover comes with this reel. I also as one commenter said store my reels during the off season, but during season I keep them covered when not in use or in transport with a small felt bag with a draw string like a whiskey bottle comes in. The bags keep out dust and prevent abrasion pretty good.
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answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
fishingJP
 - Florence, MS
answer 3
Nope-
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
skpp108
 - Illinois
answer 4
no....it does come with a cover, but I don't see why it would be necessary. Personally, I breakdown my rod and store the reels in their original boxes when not in use. I"m sure you can buy aftermarket if you really want them.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
mikepot
answer 5
No
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
tenover
 - Oside
answer 6
No. The covers that come with some BPS reels aren't very good anyways as they are exposed on the sides and are harder to put on. The BPS reel covers that you can purchase separately are much better. Not only are they easier to put on, but they fully seal your reel from dust as well.
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Kahunaz
 - Stockton , CA San Joaquin Delta
answer 7
No it does not, but you can buy one from bass pro for 5$. I like the bass pro ones, alittle hard to put on, but I like to protect my investments
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Bassangler134664
answer 8
No Reel cover that comes with that Reel
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
UncleMarv
 - Near Houston , Mo On the West Fork Piny River
Question

what is the difference between all the models

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
CAfirebass
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Thank you for your question!

This reel comes in four different gear ratios. Each of those ratios come in either right or left handed. Also the higher the gear ratio, the higher the recovery rate.
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answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
BPSResource19
answer 2
rate of retrieve and location of crank handle
answered 3 years ago
by
LDKBD
 - Western CT
answer 3
The amount of line retrieved per turn of the handle & which side of the reel the handle is located on.

7.1:1 is the fastest retrieving model

All are available with the crank handle on the left or right - read the description and it will tell you the difference.
answered 3 years ago
by
LDKBD
 - Western CT
answer 4
Gear ratios. The lower the first number the slower the retrieve speed.
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answered 3 years ago
by
it8theB8
 - Arlington, WA
answer 5
Some have a deep spool so they can hold more line. As well as they all have different ratio like 5:2:1 and 6:4:1 etc. I like these reels because they come in left handed as well as right handed. Not many good brands offer both. I now own five of these and they are the best that money can buy. I have NEVER had a problem with any of them
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answered 3 years ago
by
PlanoKeith
 - Texas
answer 6
I don't understand the question. The only differance is the ratios, which refers to the amout of line retreived per full crank of the handle. Usually anywhere from 29 inches to 18 inches per revolution.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Squeaky
answer 7
The difference is gear ratio. The higher the gear ratio the more line is recovered per turn of the handle. Another difference is left hand and right hand models.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
NeverGiveUp12
 - Midwest
answer 8
Casting distance, and automatic breaking. Awesome reel.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
TulsaTony
 - Tulsa, OK
Question

My gear ratio?

What is a good gear ratio for using worms, spinners, and occasionally a crank?? And also what kind of line would you recommend? the strongest best line out there. thanks
asked 3 years ago
by
Jcush
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
8 answers
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answer 1
Thank you for your inquiry. The most popular all-around gear ratio for this reel is 6.4:1. The strongest line out there would be braided line and this reel seems to hold up well to 120 yds. of 50 lb. braid.
Staff Answer
answered 3 months ago
by
BPSResource11
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
Like other's have stated, the best all-purpose ratio is 6:4:1, that is what I chose for myself as well. I use it for exactly the same styles you're inquiring about. You can always slow/speed up your retreive to work the lure appropriately. I use 12lb Trilene flourocarbon, that is my preference, works perfectly in any situation.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
BassHawgs
 - Little Rock, AR
answer 3
I would go with the 6.3:1, seguar invisx line. The flourocarbon line will really help feel the worms better and provide a better hookset, also it will allow your crankbaits to run just a little deeper since the line will sink.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
boilermaker
 - Montgomery, IL
answer 4
6:4 is great for anything. there no best line just perferance of what brand.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
terrybassman
 - Barbourville, ky
answer 5
I would recommend 6.4:1, it is fast enough to get the fish in but not to fast to overwork your baits;
As for line I have mine with 17lb Seaguar Red Label and have had no issues. As for your use with worms, spinners, and cranks, I would recommend some 12 or 15lb Seaguar Red Label
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
OSUfan15
 - Northeast Iowa
answer 6
6.4 is probably your best all-around setup - i own 2 of them for exactly those purposes
answered 3 years ago
by
LDKBD
 - Western CT
answer 7
I use the 4.7 for worms, the 5.3 for cranks and the 6.4 for general purpose.

Personally I'm a Trilene guy when it comes to line!
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answered 3 years ago
by
it8theB8
 - Arlington, WA
answer 8
The best all-around baitcaster is a 6:4:1 as it allows you to cover all the techniques. If you purchase more than 1 you may want also get a 5:2:1 which is great for cranking. All of the techniques you mentioned would be handled well by the 6:4:1. I use 100% floro for most baitcasting applications except for topwater where you will want mono because it floats.
answered 3 years ago
by
NMfish
 - West Michigan
Question

Brakes how many needed for 1/4oz baits

How do you engage or disengage the number of bakes ? And do you need more or less brakes for lighter baits ?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
kyowa
 - Kirksville Mo.
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
8 answers
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answer 1
there are 2 sets of brakes and they both work in conjunction with each other. One on the outside and one on the inside. There are little knobs on the inside on the side of the spool. Click them inwards to disengage and outwards to engage. Then you set the outside to how many ever magnets you want to enforce the brakes on the inner set. I run one on each and have no issues.
answered 1 month ago
by
PapaJSmurf
 - Lake St Clair, Michigan
answer 2
Typically, less brakes for the lighter bait. But when you do that, it makes it harder to control the spool and may cause backlash if you are new to baitcasters. Lighter line helps throw smaller baits. the knob on the side next to the handle is the spool tension know and it controls how freely the spool turns. The brakes are on the spool when you take the side cover off.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
by
CodyStory
 - Alabama
answer 3
I'd just do like the instructions say and only have 2 of the brakes engaged. It's easy to set... you just pull the small knob on the right side and slide the side plate on the left side up to access the brakes. I generally keep my magnetic brake setting on 4-5. As long as you set the tension knob correctly for each lure you should be able to throw most anything.
answered 1 year ago
by
Smokey124
 - Knoxville, TN
answer 4
Every other brake 'on' is my recommendation for light baits or windy days. So 3 tabs out all total...
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
shirtguy1
 - Kansas City, KS
answer 5
Baitcasting reel uses the weight and momentum of the lure to pull the line from the rotating spool; it normally requires lures weighing 1/4 oz. or more in order to cast a significant distance. For lighter lures, use fewer brakes. Try one brake out first then adjust the tension on the cast knob. This will also depend on windy days vs. calm days. If you remove the palming side-plate, you will see the flat disk attached to the spool assembly. Six brake shoes within a flat disk attached to the spool assembly function as a centrifugal brake. The brake is in the disengaged (off) position when the brake shoes are locked in place and cannot move when the spool spins. When the brake shoes are in the engaged (on) position the are free to slide out toward the spool ring that causes frictions. The frictions helps slow down the spool’s rotation, which helps, reduce potential backlashing.

It is best to start with 2 shoes in the one position that are opposite one another. You can also control the rotation of the spool by applying magnetic force to the spool with the dial located on the outside of the palming side-plate.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
answer 6
What I find works best is to loosen the spool tension knob all the way turn the brakes all the way on and slightly adjust the brakes per lure. A windy day will headache you to death and a calm day it will through like a champ. You have to do some work, find a baseline and then small adjustments for wind and different lure weights.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
fishinguy831
 - Delaware
answer 7
more for lighter
move brakes with your fingernail
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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joeinjarrettsville
 - MD
answer 8
On need to answer . Read the instructions and watched a video . It has 6 brakes , shipped with 4 on and says to start out with 2 on . It will cast anything now . OUT OF SIGHT .
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
kyowa
 - Kirksville Mo.
Question

Light tackle

Will this reel work well with 8-10lb test mono to throw light (1/4 oz) crank baits?

Looking for a light tackle setup and would prefer to stick with BPS brand.
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
by
Tanner912
 - PA
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
7 answers
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answer 1
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this is a great reel for that application. The manufacturer's suggested line capacity goes up to 12 lb, this will cast a 1/4 oz. lure on 8 to 10 lb. mono great.
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answered 6 months ago
by
BPSResource11
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
That should work well. Any heavier line and your distance will suffer, but 8-10 should work great with 1/4 oz. I don't believe the brand has anything to do with it, just the fact that it's a baitcaster. Just keep your line light and you can throw 1/4 oz no problem. Any lighter and you might be better off with a spinning reel. Haven't used them but according to the reviews, it looks like BPS makes some nice ones.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
JKBoston
 - Boston, MA
answer 3
This is the precise reason I purchased this reel. I throw 1/4 oz cranks with 8 lb mono. I get all the distance I need, plus more. I paired it with a 7' medium/fast action St Croix Triumph.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
BShelton
 - Owosso, MI
answer 4
Yes, but if your worried about backlashes and distance you might want to look at an openfaced real. Baitcasters are not always the best choice for all methods
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answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
porch50
 - Ohio
answer 5
Hope so. Cause im using 8 lb, test on everything.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Michigan
answer 6
Absolutely.
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answered 6 years, 2 months ago
by
JeffsAV
 - Lawrence, KS
answer 7
I don't see why this reel would not work for your app. As smooth as the reel is it should work great. I have 12 lb flouro on mine for a weightless fluke or worm. It pitches and casts' excellent.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
by
jigpitcher
 - San Antonio
Question

can you use this for a pitching/Flipping reel

asked 6 years, 2 months ago
by
mxmillin12
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
7 answers
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answer 1
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this reel can be used for flipping and pitching.
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answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
by
BPSResource11
 - Springfield, MO
answer 2
yes
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answered 5 years ago
by
thatguy2
 - MI
answer 3
Yes, I would recomend getting the 7 to 1 ratio reel with a 7'-7'6" Carbonlite MH or H.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
porch50
 - Ohio
answer 4
You can use any (baitcast) reel for flippin and pitchin, as long as you set it right.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
dustin1234
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 5
Yes 100% YES
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answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
TeamRippnLipz101
 - East wareham, Mass
answer 6
I don't see why not. The new reels come in 7:1 gear ratio which is good for pulling bass out of thick cover. To me the reel feels strong and durable. It feels like it could bring in some hogs. It doesn't have a flipping switch, but personally, my flipping reel has a switch and i never use it. Give it a shot. If it doesnt hold up use is as a top water reel with that 7:1 gear ratio. Good Luck
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
by
Wiggy
 - Huntington Beach, CA
answer 7
yes you can, although the reel does not have a flipping switch.
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answered 6 years, 1 month ago
by
Kahunaz
 - Stockton , CA San Joaquin Delta
Question

Would this be okay for saltwater fishing?

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
jayray
 - Corpus Christi
on Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Baitcast Reel
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answer 1
Yes this reel can be used in saltwater, however it needs to be thoroughly rinsed off after use to avoid corrosion.
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answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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BPSResource18
answer 2
Any metal frame reel is generally ok to use in the saltwater. The duration of its life is generally dictated by the care you give it at the end of the day. Bottom line it is a fresh water reel so you need to at the very least hose it off at the end of every trip. Then when it starts to squeak or any noises you need to take it apart, clean, and lube it. This is a pain after you have been out all day, but really the only way to guarantee any life out of it. The salt is never your friend.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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fishinguy831
 - Delaware
answer 3
My guess is no. The materials are not designed for salt water and it will corrode prematurely.
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answered 4 years, 4 months ago
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Love2fish1
 - Illinois (not Chicagoland)
answer 4
no
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answered 5 years, 9 months ago
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brrox999
answer 5
i wouldn't. saltwater conditions are very tough on reels it can make them rust and corrode up in a matter of weeks.if you really need to you can just make sure to clean it with distilled water after use in saltwater, dry it and oil it and get rid of the line that was used in salt water. but yeah don't use it for saltwater its a nice reel.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
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THERUINER
 - CALIFORNIA
answer 6
For the price yes but I would not expect it to last for years. I don't think the frame is anodized or that the bearings would handle the salt for more than a few years. Salt water reels are more money in most cases but if you keep is clean after each trip it would last much longer. I would think it depends on how you take care of it.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
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Deep10
answer 7
Yes, this reel would be fine for light inshore saltwater fishing. Just be sure to keep it clean and maintain it after each trip. However I highly recommend the BPS inshore saltwater baitcasters for the salt even more. All excellent reels.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
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fishindaddy
 - Bangor, Maine
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