Cabela's Prodigy (spinning) Spinning Reels Review

Prodigy (spinning)

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The Facts: The Cabela's Prodigy spinning reel has an all-metal HardBodyz frame, a machined aluminum handle and spool, Gyro system to keep the rotor turning smoothly, and ABS spool with a reverse taper to allow line to flow freely. The reel also features an Air Bail Tubular stainless bail, Twist Buster line roller, and corrosion resistant bearings.

Model No. Bearings Gear Ratios Capacity Weight
PD1500A 7BB + 1RB 4.7:1 100/6 9.0 OZ
PD2000A 7BB + 1RB 4.7:1 110/8 9.2 OZ
PD2500A 7BB + 1RB 4.8:1 170/8 10.6 OZ
PD3500A 7BB + 1RB 4.9:1 240/10 14.1 OZ
PD4500A 7BB + 1RB 4.9:1 230/17 15.2 OZ

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4 Stars Prodigy spinning reel, 2006-10-16
Reviewer: chris

I have used this reel for two seasons, fished a couple of times a week, and it has worked really well for me. I have it paired with Cabela's XML spinning rod (664-2). A nice setup for small and largemouth bass. Reel is smooth and casts nicely. I haven't had the knuckle issue noted by an other reviewer.
No mechanical issues. My only quibble is that the screw holding the handle on works loose from time to time. Usually after a fight with a larger fish :)!

4 Stars Prodigy for Walleye, 2006-05-17
Reviewer: Hypnoguide

Very nice reel and smooth retrieve and casting. I paired this reel with the hmx rod and it a very nice combo. Sensitive and smooth with all the backbone you need. One consideration is if you like more than two fingers ahead of the attachment stem your knuckles can get in the way of the bail. Seems it is very durable and tight tolerences in the manufacture. I'd buy it again.

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