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BPS Pro Qualifier 2

Post by onthewater102 » 16 Feb 2019, 17:28

Did you oil the centrifugal drum inside the side plate?
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Post by WV1951 » 16 Feb 2019, 21:00

onthewater102 wrote:Did you oil the centrifugal drum inside the side plate?
Yes, with a Q-tip.

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Post by Jim » 20 Feb 2019, 00:33

I took the plunge and I got one. :LOL2:

https://www.tinboats.net/bass-pro-shops ... tion-reel/

This reel feels legit. :beer:
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Post by WV1951 » 07 Apr 2019, 22:11

Although it is still a bit early here, I have been out a few times and wanted to update the BPS Pro Qualifier 2. On the water, I have had far too many over runs and can't seem to find the magic adjustment. It does reel smoothly, but I would not buy a second one. Much prefer my Abu Promax 3's. They are a few bucks more than the BPS 50% off price, but I think worth it.
I do like, however, the Diawa Aird X 6 1/2' medium action rod I mounted it to. It is listed as medium, but seems to be nearly a mh action. Definitely more stiff than my other mediums.

Edit. Well, my ignorance of these reels got me. Not using reels with centrifugal and magnetic brakes much, I completely missed taking another look. Apparently I only had one brake on, or else one clicked off by itself. I adjusted again(3 on-3 off), and wa-lah, I found it a much better set up. So, I revise my above remarks. After a few more trips, I think I will be satisfied with this reel.

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Re: BPS Pro Qualifier 2

Post by Buzzbait » 21 Jun 2019, 05:53

I've owned several years past, including the first gen round reel model. Ive had excellent results with the bps PQ over the years, in fact, I just bought a new PQ2 reel, and a PQ2 7'6" rod yesterday! Looking forward to trying it out this weekend. I'll let ya know how she runs. I'm setting this rig up with 50 lb braid for slop/frog fishing. Had a Powell frog rod with a PQ some years ago that ran great...
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Re: BPS Pro Qualifier 2

Post by onthewater102 » 21 Jun 2019, 09:44

On the dual brake reels I like to be able to cast without wind using only the centrifugal brakes, figuring out however many it takes then setting it with one fewer and using the magnetic to fine tune it from there and adjust for wind as needed.

IE - if I can cast a jig with no backlash and the magnetics turned down to 0 with 3 of the 6 centrifugal brakes on I'll set the reel to 2 brakes on then dial up the magnetics to 3 or 4 to be sure I can cast. I like as little free-spool resistance as I can get away with to max out the casting range without having to whip the heck out of it.

If I'm out on a windy day a click or two more on the magnet is usually all it takes to avoid backlashing in the wind unless I'm stupidly throwing a spinnerbait or buzzbait into the wind.
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Re: BPS Pro Qualifier 2

Post by Buzzbait » 02 Jul 2019, 06:10

I just bought a new pq2 a week ago...used it last sat first time...before I even had the magnets straight, I hooked a bass with some shoulders on him...lost at boat. I found it to cast smooth and be a really nice reel... just as I remember them. This one's my what?..4th one. First one was an old round reel style I bought back in late 90s early 20s?... I'm really happy with mine so far... just wish I got em on sale. 99 for reel...99 for matching rod...oops
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Re: BPS Pro Qualifier 2

Post by Jim » 04 Jul 2019, 19:59

I just got a flyer in the mail, these will be back on sale for $59 starting July 5 if anyone is interested.

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Re: BPS Pro Qualifier 2

Post by WV1951 » 12 Jul 2019, 19:58

Jim wrote:
04 Jul 2019, 19:59
I just got a flyer in the mail, these will be back on sale for $59 starting July 5 if anyone is interested.

Jim
Odd?? I completely missed that. At least around here. Didn't see it in my flyer. I strolled through the Denver Bass Pro July 3rd when visiting family there, and had a Pro Qualifier 2 in my hand. Still marked at 99 bucks and the sales guy said not a word about on sale or it was going to be on sale.
I plan on replacing my 20-30 year old Shimano Bantam 10X with a Pro Qualifier next spring when they go half price again.

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