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Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel

Our entry-level Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reel is now more compact, with smoothly rounded corners and less exterior material. The result is an affordable, good-looking, easy-handling reel that fishes hard all day and is loaded with today’s hottest features! Our MegaCast Spinning Reel is built on a rugged graphite frame and sports a lightweight, double-anodized aluminum spool, a smooth four-bearing system (3 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing) with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse. There is also a torqueless handle with Soft Touch grips for unmatched fishing comfort. Includes a spare black graphite spool. FA models have a front drag. RA models have a rear drag. Affordable, easy-handling reel Tough, lightweight graphite frame Lightweight, double-anodized aluminum spool Four-bearing system with Powerlock instant anti-reverse Torqueless handle with Soft Touch grips Interchangeable left/right hand retrieve FA models are front drag RA models are rear drag Click to view Product Manual
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Questions & Answers for Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel

Question

Is this reel good for bass and walleye fishing?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
fishingdude1112
on Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I have been using it with great success on some 4-5 lb. smallmouths.
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
by
HFPreacher
 - Hoosick falls, NY
answer 2
It has plenty of line capacity however you should be looking at the how smooth the drag sysytem is and if there is any play in the handle. A reel with any unwanted play will shock the gears on every hook set and cause premature wear.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
by
FLS1
 - St Catharines, Ontario
answer 3
This reel is great for walleye. Has a nice rear drag system to fight the biggest of walleye. And for 21.99 it's a steal. Buy it and try it out. If you don't like it, it's not a big loss.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
Mnbassslayer
 - Findlay, Ohio
answer 4
I use this for bass fishing and it works great. I caught a nice 5 pounder and it had no problems
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
Pizzini
answer 5
Yes, I use them for topwater bass fishing all spring, summer & fall. Im not a walleye fisherman, but I see no reason why these reels wouldn't be great for that too.
answered 6 months ago
by
Terry8
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 6
I have the RA30 with lines from 8 to 15 lb test and caught several basses from 3 to 5 lb easily. I guess that with the right line (maybe a braid) and the right rod ( I have a 7 feet BPS Graphite Series ) should be ok even for walleyes
answered 7 months ago
by
GiukaOntario
 - Mississauga
answer 7
I fish 'eyes and yes, this reel works great for jigging, casting cranks.
answered 7 months ago
by
Mutt
 - bradford, Pa
answer 8
yea.......i catch one of 3.5 lbs 18.5"....with this reel and 2 lbs line
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Alegria
 - Riverside, ca
answer 9
i would run eaither the MG30 or 40 FA if you buy this reel.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
RipSomeLip
 - Michigan
answer 10
perhaps a little light, better for pan fish
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
DennisS
 - Indiana
Question

Drag difference

What is the difference between front drag and rear drag?
asked 10 months ago
by
kr717
 - Maple Shade, NJ
on Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
In my opinion front drag is better because it is located right where the drag discs are. Rear drag uses a shaft through the reel to control the drag discs which are located at the front.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
by
FLS1
 - St Catharines, Ontario
answer 2
Rear drag is more convenient when fighting a fish!!
answered 4 months ago
by
Irishman65
 - Des Moines, Iowa
answer 3
not much difference, its just where you prefer the button. I learned with the front drag, so that's just what I use.
answered 6 months ago
by
Terry8
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 4
In front drag, the drag adjustment is located on the top of the spool. This is usually a better performing system because of the larger surface area of drag washers. In rear drag, the drag adjustment is on the back of reel. Rear drag typically allows for a quicker change of spool than a front drag configuration.
Staff Answer
answered 6 months ago
by
BPSResource13
answer 5
Front drag reels are lighter and less bulky than the rear drag reels. I found the rear drag reels more convenient when fishing in unknown spots where I set the drag quite loose and tighten when Ii understand what kind of fish I hooked
answered 7 months ago
by
GiukaOntario
 - Mississauga
answer 6
front drags tend to be smoother and don't get easily gunked up with dirt, sand and stuff when you're bank fishing
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answered 9 months ago
by
shakeybasser
 - maryland
answer 7
Nothing. It only means where you adjust the drag from on the reel.
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answered 10 months ago
by
streek1975
 - North Lauderdale, FL
Question

How do you buy additional replacement spools?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Descartes
on Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't use replacement spools. I replace my line so often when fishing spring steelhead, that I just use the same spool. The steelhead & creeks & riversher in Michigan are hard on line, so I replace it often. I would assume that Bass Pro has replacement spools for sale.
answered 6 months ago
by
Terry8
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 2
they come with an extra spool!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
GRKeller
 - Haddonfield, NJ
answer 3
Call Baass Pro Rod, Reel 800 number
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
necktiemike
 - Pa. N. H. Jersey shore
answer 4
It comes with a replacement spool.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Ncfishing
 - Greensboro, NC
Question

What's the best spinning reel to use for catfish?

asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
by
EricBuckalew
on Bass Pro Shops MegaCast Spinning Reel
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use a Pflueger Arbor reel. I have it matched to a 7 ft Berkley lightning rod. I use 15lb hivis yellow braid and a 6 ft 15lb florocarbon leader. Can't beat it.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
by
FLS1
 - St Catharines, Ontario
answer 2
For this particular spinning reel you would want to choose the MG30 or the MG40 for catfish.
Staff Answer
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
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