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Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reels

Affordable, easy-handling reelTough, lightweight graphite frameLightweight, double-anodized aluminum spoolFour-bearing system with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverseTorqueless handle with Soft Touch gripsInterchangeable left/right hand retrieveFA models are front dragRA models are rear dragOur entry-level 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. Color: Black/Gold.Line recovery in inches per handle turn. <a href="https://basspro.scene7.com/is/content/BassPro/99_PDF/Product Manuals/pm_MegacastSpinningMG10203040FAMG10203040RA.pdf" target=_blankClick to view Product Manual
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Questions & Answers for Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reels

Question

Is this reel good for bass and walleye fishing?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
fishingdude1112
on Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reels
8 answers
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answer 1
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 weeks ago
by
Mnbassslayer
 - Findlay, Ohio
answer 2
I use this for bass fishing and it works great. I caught a nice 5 pounder and it had no problems
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
by
Pizzini
answer 3
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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Terry8
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 4
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 3 months, 1 week ago
by
GiukaOntario
 - Mississauga
answer 5
I fish 'eyes and yes, this reel works great for jigging, casting cranks.
answered 4 months ago
by
Mutt
 - bradford, Pa
answer 6
yea.......i catch one of 3.5 lbs 18.5"....with this reel and 2 lbs line
answered 9 months ago
by
Alegria
 - Riverside, ca
answer 7
i would run eaither the MG30 or 40 FA if you buy this reel.
answered 10 months ago
by
RipSomeLip
 - Michigan
answer 8
perhaps a little light, better for pan fish
answered 1 year ago
by
DennisS
 - Indiana
Question

Drag difference

What is the difference between front drag and rear drag?
asked 6 months ago
by
kr717
 - Maple Shade, NJ
on Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reels
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Rear drag is more convenient when fighting a fish!!
answered 4 days ago
by
Irishman65
 - Des Moines, Iowa
answer 2
not much difference, its just where you prefer the button. I learned with the front drag, so that's just what I use.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Terry8
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 3
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.
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answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
by
BPSResource13
answer 4
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 3 months, 1 week ago
by
GiukaOntario
 - Mississauga
answer 5
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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Top 50 Contributor
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
shakeybasser
 - maryland
answer 6
Nothing. It only means where you adjust the drag from on the reel.
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Top 50 Contributor
answered 6 months ago
by
streek1975
 - North Lauderdale, FL
Question

How do you buy additional replacement spools?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Descartes
on Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reels
4 answers
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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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Terry8
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 2
they come with an extra spool!
answered 1 year ago
by
GRKeller
 - Haddonfield, NJ
answer 3
Call Baass Pro Rod, Reel 800 number
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
necktiemike
 - Pa. N. H. Jersey shore
answer 4
It comes with a replacement spool.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Ncfishing
 - Greensboro, NC
Question

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

asked 1 day ago
by
EricBuckalew
on Bass Pro Shops® MegaCast® Spinning Reels
0 answers
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