Total Score: 6.96 - FAIR Introduction: Products from large-scale retailers like Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops don't get a whole lot of press here at TackleTour, but that doesn't mean we don't keep an eye on what they are producing. Bass Pro Qualifier 2 Baitcaster. Dual brakes are also great for multi purpose reels as the magnets can be turned up for pitching where they work better at slow speeds. I'm a big fan of the BPS PQ -- own several. BPS has announced a "version 2" of the PQ, but I haven't seen one, nor have I had an opportunity to tear one down and compare to the previous version. Today we take a look at my #1 reel. Unboxing The Bass Pro Shops 2017 Carbonlite 2.0 8.3:1 Gear Ratio Left Hand Baitcast Reel - Duration: 4:46. It's ...like shocking how nice it casts. Sounds like the PQ 2.0 is somewhat lighter, but can't tell if there are any substantive changes otherwise. So you can expect pretty much the same performance as the related model. This construction process creates strong, structurally enhanced rod blanks all with reduced wall thickness. The features for the money on this reel is amazing. FLW Tour Pro Todd Hollowell discusses why he uses the Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier Reel after his 22nd place finish at Table Rock Lake in April 2012. Though reviews can be pretty mixed on some of these offerings, the Pro Qualifier from Bass Pro Shops has always had a noticeable following. The lews reels are both lighter than the PQ. Bass Pro Shops' Pro Qualifier Casting Reel (continued). The matching Pro Qualifier 2 Casting Rod is constructed using our exclusive RT3 graphite with Powerwall construction. Just a great reel for the money, esp when on sale for $50 (retail is $99). 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. Brakes: Like all Pro Qualifier reels, the PQX10HD comes standard with the Dual Braking System. Fishing POV 6,323 views There are both centrifugal and externally-adjustable magnetic brakes to help prevent dreaded backlashes. After all, Bass Elite Edwin Evers uses this reel. The biggest difference will be cosmetic exterior parts and finish. My Abu Garcia is so used it's not a fair comparison, but right now it does not cast nearly as well....but still totally useable. 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. By Mark K, July 9, 2019 in ... Silky smooth. I have the main drag almost all open and the magnetic brake doing all the work. I have two lews (a BB1 and a tournament pro speed spool) and two bps pro qualifiers. The BPS Pro Qualifier. Some of the reels I have seen seem to be a combination of parts from 2 or 3 different name brand reels combined to build the store brand using a base frame and store brand side plates. 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