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Slab Crazy
12-27-2006, 02:08 PM
Has anyone used these reels sold by Bass Pro Shops? Please give any opinions.

Luremaker358
12-27-2006, 02:12 PM
I have several I like them and haven't had any problems with them.


luremaker

fishindaddyo
12-27-2006, 03:21 PM
They are on sale until the 31st for 14.88 a pop. I think I read that in a sale circular they mailed me and it mentioned something about internet/catalog orders ONLY so don't look in the store. Pretty nifty they come prespooled with his yellow line and an empty spare spool for your fave line.

Ranger R61
12-27-2006, 04:42 PM
His cheaper reel does not have instant anti-reverse. For me that is an irritation. His more expensive reel has the anti-reverse and I like it better. If you do not mind not having the instant anti-reverese his cheaper outfit is great for shooting docks.
Ranger R61

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
12-27-2006, 06:37 PM
I also have one of his cheaper spinning reels. I used it twice and now it's sitting on a shelf. I guess you get what you pay for. I have nothing but good things to say however, about his Pro Series rods.

gcromer
12-27-2006, 07:08 PM
I've had good results with his reels. I've had one bail return spring to break. I sent an e-mail to them to get a replacement, but they never answered. :(

I picked up two more at the Charlotte store. They charged me $19.95 and then I told them that I received a flier and that they were on sale for about $14.95 they said OK.. $14.95 :)

Gerald K4NHN
Cayce, SC

John Brower
12-27-2006, 07:30 PM
I Think The Rods Are Great But There Are A Whole Bunch Of His Cheap
Reels At The Outlet Store Here In Springfield Mo. They Are Labeled As Reconditioned Reels, Seems That Have Several Sent Back. I Have Two Friends That Work At Bp. They Both Advised Staying Away
From The Wm Reels, Said They Were Pretty Cheaply Made.
Just My Opinion.

John B.

jhaiken
12-27-2006, 07:34 PM
I Think The Rods Are Great But There Are A Whole Bunch Of His Cheap
Reels At The Outlet Store Here In Springfield Mo. They Are Labeled As Reconditioned Reels, Seems That Have Several Sent Back. I Have Two Friends That Work At Bp. They Both Advised Staying Away
From The Wm Reels, Said They Were Pretty Cheaply Made.
Just My Opinion.

John B.

What's your favorite WM Rod for crappie? Looking to order one before the end of the year. Never used a rod longer than 7 ft. except for flies

threegals
12-27-2006, 07:50 PM
WM reels are about as good of a 25.00 reel you can get. They are on the same line as shakespeare, I do not like the pointer finger trigger on the one I have. matter of a fact, I don't like any trigger on a spinner. matter of another fact, I don't like spinners but for crappie, you can't beat them. The trigger is just more for my line to get tangled on when I'm shooting docks.

kygorski
12-29-2006, 06:08 AM
Ordered one, got a gift certificate last year at this time and just found it going through some cards I was going to throw away.They are probably made in china, and if they quit qorking, so what? for 15 bucks, they are worth a try.I have 4 diawa reels that are at least 20 years old, all of them have the quick cast feature, and they still work well, they sound like coffee grinders, but they are the originallong spool reels, and they hardly ever tangle, and the drags work great. In between them , have thrown away about a dozen quantum reels,that werehighly advertised. To me they all do the same thing, hold line.By the way all those old reels had one thing in common, they were made in japan, not china or mexico.

ncnat
12-29-2006, 06:40 AM
I have several and are going to buy more when I catch them on sale.

crappiencali
12-29-2006, 08:17 AM
I have one of the green ones and one of the signature series. I like the green one on my 5' casts ok. But the signature series is so much better of a reel. It casts well and can handle big fish. If I had a choice I'd buy the signature series for just a couple more bucks. Just my .02c though

DENNIS BOWERS
12-29-2006, 08:27 AM
I have several of the Pro-Reels and numerous Rods. No Complaints here,for the money their a good deal.

Bridges
12-29-2006, 08:41 AM
I have a 11' Signature. I use it with a el cheapo Uncle Bucks ($4.88 BPS). I like it as it has enouch backbone to put a hefty slab into the boat without a net.

I have a 11' BnM, It is a lot lighter and feels better, but it lacks backbone. I'll use it when I am not around a lot of heavy cover.

I like those little Uncle Bucks reels, they weigh only 1.6 ounces. Admittely they are cheap plastic, but their only function a place to keep the line neatly.
imho