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Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels

Enjoy tournament ready technology Six separate performance versions plus three left-hand models Tough 1-piece aluminum frame Free-floating machined-aluminum spool Seven-bearing system plus Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse  Micro-adjustable Free Zone magnetic braking 6-disc Teflon® glass/stainless drag stack Recurve-style handle "These Extreme Baitcasters won't let you down in a tournament situation. Take it from me, these reels are always up to the challenge."  Stacey King, 12-Time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier With the Bass Pro Shops Extreme Baitcast Reels, you get all the tournament ready technology the big guys depend on, plus the confidence in knowing that your reel is perfectly matched to the kind of fishing you're into. With 6 separate performance versions plus three left-hand models, the Extreme Baitcast Reel series easily covers the widest range of techniques and presentations. The Free Zone Braking System helps you make that perfect cast, regardless of the lure size or wind conditions! Power comes easy with the six-disc Teflon glass/stainless drag system that cranks out up to 10 lbs. of bass-busting drag pressure. All the power is handled with a smooth 7-bearing system, featuring double shielded stainless steel ball bearings and one Powerlock instant anti-reverse bearing. Every Extreme Baitcast Reel is built on a strong and durable one-piece aluminum frame with a free-floating machined-aluminum spool and titanium-coated line guide. It's finished off with our Recurve Handle and click star drag that moves the reel's center of gravity inward for a sleek, balanced feel when reeling in your limit. The 6 versions of our Extreme Baitcast Reel Series includes: Super High Speed 7.1:1 (Models ETX10SHC and EXT10SHLC), High Speed 6.4:1 (Models ETX10HE and ETX10HLE) and Standard 5.4:1 (Models ETX10SE and ETX10SLE) retrieve, all available in both right-and left-handed models; Flipping (Model ETX10HFC) includes flipping switch, 6.4:1 retrieve is ideal for flipping and pitching for bass and bottom bouncing for walleye; Wide Spool (Model ETX20HC) has increased line capacity, 6.4:1 retrieve and is great for heavy line and larger baits; and Lite (Model ETX05HC) has a smaller frame, 6.3:1 and is ideal for smaller baits and finesse situations.  
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Questions & Answers for Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels

Question

would the ETX05HC model be the best size for casting smaller baits if not which would be better

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
by
JKSfisherman
 - north central florida
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
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Question

Can you use these reels in saltwater?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Sunshine93
 - Laguna Beach,CA
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
1 answer
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answer 1
I do all the time, just clean and lube it well after use. over 2 years no problems
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answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
joeinjarrettsville
 - MD
Question

how do you adjust braking action on 6-pin centrifugal cast control

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
by
lumpy9
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
it tells you in the instructions but the more pins you have on the more brakeing you will have.
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answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
Fieldman80
 - Wylie,Texas
answer 2
If you have the operating instructions please refer to them it gives you a good diagram to see better what I am saying. Remove the palming side plate and you will see the six pins being held in place by a cover plate. If you will observe closely each pin has its own spring. These pins have 2 positions, locked and unlocked. If the pin is unlocked it will move outward towards the spool ring. This this causes the friction that helps slow down the spools rotation. If the pin is locked then it simply dosen't move and causes no friction. You can also take a small screwdriver and gently push the tabs on the pins outward to see if they are locked or not. Once you determine which ones are locked and unlocked take out the 3 screws holding the cover plate and with small pliars gently lift the plate straight up. You will then see the plastic pins and how they sit in one of two slots. Pretty simple construction. The inside slot locks them and the outside slot unlocks them. Leaving the small springs in place just raise the plastic pin up enough to set in into whichever slot you desire. This is not difficult to do, but do it on a clean surface with white cloth to keep small pieces from bouncing if you drop one because they are difficult to find if one gets away.
The manufacture suggest 2 pins unlocked that are opposite on another.
I have 3 reels and two of them came with four pins unlocked and the other three.
The settings on these reels are very delicate so make minor adjustments.
Hope that helps.
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answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
hogrustler
 - Millington, Tn
Question

can I get a spare spool

can I get a spare spool for this reel? I want to use for a few other fishing poles.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
megafishunter
 - ct
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
no and this real is very difficult to take apart and clean personaly i would spend the extra 40$ and get a quantum kinetic much higher quality and will last u alot longer
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answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
bassmaniack
 - russellville AR
answer 2
There is a phone# on the top of this page right next to the search line . Give them a call with the model # and serial # in hand . If you still have your parts list that came with the reel look up the spool-part# before hand . Have your credit card ready too. Don't worry about using your card on this site. I have ordered at least 100 times and not a hint of foul play . I always get my order within 4 days and have the option to get it even quicker. Many times I get my order in less than 3 days. BassPro online rules . Good luck !
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
coolcat
 - Inola Okla.
Question

which pawl fits the bass pro extreme

ext10hfb
asked 3 years ago
by
NUBBINS
 - ARKANSAS
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
The 7 foot St croix Triumph
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Flash66
 - Michigan
answer 2
I am sorry but I am not sure what item you are asking about? Pawl??
Staff Answer
answered 3 years ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

are they going to discontinue this reel?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
kelsey1000
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
2 answers
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answer 1
No, they just released updated versions of their entire Extreme series. Just search "extreme reel" on the BPS search bar and it'll take you straight to their dedicated page for Extreme line products.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
WhiteRockFisherman
 - Dallas, TX
answer 2
I was told Yes, so I got another one for a total of 3. they work just fine for me
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
joeinjarrettsville
 - MD
Question

when does the sale ends on this reel?

are these reels on sale online only or
store too?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
doggie
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
3 answers
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answer 1
Internets usually cheaper
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Top 25 Contributor
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
TeamRippnLipz101
 - East wareham, Mass
answer 2
I found that this reel was the same price in store as it was online
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Top 50 Contributor
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
by
bobby072
 - Richmond, Va
answer 3
In store also. I would suggest you get your hands on them ASAP. The last time i went they didn't have any in. I was assured that they were getting some more from another store. Either way i am contemplating going to another BPS and getting a few for xmas and bday present's to other friends and family who love fishing!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
jls1znv9999
 - Riverbend, Illinois
Question

how do you adjust brakes on 2008 bps extreme reel

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
by
lumpy9
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
3 answers
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answer 1
Honestly, even though I love this rod, the brake system is so bad that unless you are throwing lighter tackle the brake system should never go lower than "8." If they could improve the brake system to the qualify of the Pro Qualifier Reel, but still maintain the quality and casting distance this would be the best reel under $200.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Motogp69
 - Orlando, FL
answer 2
The only adjustments that can be made on this model is the magnetic force applied by the dial on the palm side of the reel and the manual tension knob on the handle side on the reel . First tie on your lure and let hang down about 18 inches or so. Now make sure that the magnetic adjustment knob is turned to 0. Now adjust the manual tension knob tight enough that when you press spool release button it will not fall. Next with the spool release button still depressed start slowly loosening the manual tension knob until the lure will fall slowly or only if the lure is lightly jiggled . Next depending on wind conditions and lure weight turn the magnetic adjustment knob to around 4-7. If you haven't casted with baitcasting reels much maybe 8 would be a good number to start at. Good luck. Also I hear that U-Tube has some good instructional videos on setting reels and learning to cast them.
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answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
coolcat
 - Inola Okla.
answer 3
Magnetic brake system on the left side. Just turn the nob up or down in number. Higher the number the more resistance.
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answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
Reelhawg10
 - NC
Question

Difference in 10HFC and 20HC ?

Just wondering what is the difference between the 10hfc and 20hc reels.

I'm looking for a flipping and pitching reel.

The reel will be matched with a 7ft BPS Extreme trigger stick.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Belton Texas
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
3 answers
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answer 1
The 20 holds much more line. Flipping and pitching you probably don't want the extra weight. May even wanna give the 05 a thorough checking
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Jorvic62
 - Mobile, Al.
answer 2
The 20hc has a wider spool thus it holds more line . Other than that they are the same. Same drag and gearing and bearings. You don't want a wider spool for pitching because it will cause more drag as the line peels off because it has to go further left and right causing you to have shorter pitches. I would consider the 7'6" heavy/x-fast extreme rod over a 7 foot rod for a couple reasons . The extra-fast tip makes the rod more sensitive and stiffer which is better for pitching/flipping. The 7'6" rod having the extra 6 inches over a 7 footer will give you longer pitches/flips and it will have a longer handle enabling you to use it also as a soft swimbait rod and gives you even more torque when setting the hook. Using a two handed casting technique with the extra couple inches of handle really will enable you cast much further and also will allow for resting the rod against your stomach in some situations resulting in greater sensitivity
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
coolcat
 - Inola Okla.
answer 3
If I am not mistaken, the 20 is a larger capacity reel, I have two 10's and they are small reels.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
gizmoglen
 - Ohio
Question

What is the difference between the ETX10HFC and ETX10HE?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
by
FFISH
on Bass Pro Shops® Extreme® Baitcast Reels
3 answers
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answer 1
Both are 6.4:1
ETX10HFC has a flipping switch
ETX10HE Does not have a flipping switch
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
CajunBoats
 - Wesley Chapel, FL
answer 2
I don't know but I'll take a wild guess that the HFC has a flipping switch on it. Do you know what that is? When flipping, it is sometimes desirable to be able to lock the spool as soon as the bait hits the water in heavy cover (when flipping) since you often get a strike right away. So instead of having to manipulate your hands and turn the handle to lock the spool/engage the drag, there is a button you can depress that accomplishes the same thing. Not sure if that's what is going on with this reel, but it might be. Sorry if I'm explaining something you already know on the flipping switch thing. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
cmitchell
 - Illinois
answer 3
the ETX10HFC i think is just a higher speed than ETX10HE
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
Johnathan
 - Dinwiddie, VA
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