Won't Fit all Poles?
I know this sounds stupid, but I have an Ugly Stick Heavy Stripper pole and this reel won't fit in the lower handle slot; is it just me?
I assumed it wouldn't fit on my light bass pole, but this stripper pole is pretty heavy duty and large, handling 25 pound test, so I assumed this big reel would be a perfect fit...but it doesn't fit?!?!?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
on Bass Pro Shops® CatMaxx™ Spinning Reels
As you discovered, the mounting flange on your reel has to be matched to the slot in your rod. Ugly Stick's Catfish Rod is a perfect match to the Catmaxx reels, and its one of the most versatile rods for catfishing--its what I use.
You have to go to Live Chat & ask them if the reel will fit your pole. I have an Ugly Stik Tiger Med/Heavy 7' one piece & they said the CM70 would fit my pole. They also said there is not a list available that tells you what rods it will & will not work on. Bass Pro are the only ones that have this list.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
- Arnold, Mo
I have a 3/4 ton rod from team catfish it is a large 7ft6in rod and this reel will not fit my rod either.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Had the same problem (different rod) if you continue to loosen the holding nut (down into handle) a short way it will fit. The cushion on the rod should give enough for this.