Bass Pro Shops, I hate you. Please stop sending me sales flyers. How can one resist a Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier 2 reel for $49? I can’t. In my moment of weakness, I ended up buying the PQE10HA version of the reel. This is the limited-Edition version of the reel. Limited-Edition for half the price? What’s wrong with this picture?
Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier 2 Limited Edition Baitcast Reel
What makes this reel Limited-Edition? Absolutely nothing but some blue accent pieces like the spool, cast control cap, handle nut, and the locking pin. Other than that, the reels are identical.
Bass Pro description
Not only is this the lightest and slimmest version of our popular Bass Pro Shops® Pro Qualifier® Baitcast Reel ever, it’s also the best looking! With its sleek design, this Limited Edition is bound to turn heads both at the ramp and onstage. You’ll love the way it balances perfectly on a premium bass rod and is a joy to palm—yet all aspects of its performance, the features serious bassers love most, remain intact. As always, we build the Pro Qualifier to fit the way tournament anglers fish.
From its 1-piece machined-aluminum frame and double-anodized, machined-aluminum drilled spool, to its Recurve handle and drag star, the design is sleek, light and functional. And every feature is geared for performance, including the quality 7-bearing system with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse; our Dual Braking System™, with click-adjustable magnetic and 6-pin centrifugal cast control systems working in concert; the hard titanium-coated line guide. You’ll like the pin-release side plate for quick brake adjustments on the fly, the satisfying feel of the Soft Touch thumb bar, the built-in lube port for those pre-tourney touch-ups. When you’re ready to hit the water, our distinctive Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier 2 Limited Edition baitcaster is sure to make a splash. In a good way.
- Sleek design, great new look
- Extremely light and compact
- Perfect balance, comfortable palming
- Lightweight 1-piece machined-aluminum frame
- Double-anodized, machined-aluminum drilled spool
- Quality 7-bearing system
- Powerlock instant anti-reverse
- Hard titanium-coated line guide
- Dual Braking System
- Pin-release side plate for quick brake adjustments
- Soft Touch thumb bar
- Built-in lube port
Web ID: 100196664
My 2 cents
I decided for $50 I had nothing to lose. So I picked one up. Reassurance came from a buddy named Denny Hall when he posted a picture of 4 of them he just purchased. These will go along with the 6 he already has and that he’s been using for 4-5 years. If I get 1 year out of them, I will be happy. The Spring Classic sale only goes on for a couple of weeks, Get one before they go back up to $99.
One final thing, and I’m sure you all do it. I pulled the reel out of the box, clicked on the lever, spun the handle around to hear it click, then I pressed the lever again and spun the spool. I needed to see how long that baby would spin. That was the real test, and I was sold.