How do you improve a legend with an 18-year reputation for quality, performance, and near-bulletproof reliability? Anyone who’s fished our Bass Pro Shops® Johnny Morris® Signature Series Baitcast Reel knows it’s one of the best values in fishing—and now it’s even better, completely reconfigured to make it smaller, more ergonomically fitted (translation: palmable) to your hand, and a full 15% lighter than before, yet still as rugged, dependable, and flat-out fun to fish as ever.
10 and 20 sizes: Our popular classics are built on a diecast aluminum frame and sideplates with a full carbon-titanium deposition finish for ultimate protection against nicks and scratches; years from now, your reel will still look awesome! The double anodized aluminum spool floats on 2 dedicated bearings, part of a 100% double-shielded system with 10 Japanese stainless steel ball bearings and a Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse roller bearing. The Duralumin drive gear is super-light, yet space-age strong. Our Dual Braking System™ syncs both magnetic and centrifugal cast control to make accurate, backlash-free casting almost second nature. We’ve also enriched the carbon drag, for incredibly smooth power at all settings. The finishing touches: a padded clutch bar, lightweight aluminum Recurve handle and star drag, velvet-soft EVA grips, and a hard titanium nitride line guide.
30 size: Bigger footprint, larger capacity, and saltwater-ready—great for heavy-duty freshwater too. Beefed up inside and out, for extra strength and corrosion protection, with a brass main gear, nickel-plated brake ring, 2 corrosion-resistant ball bearings at the spool shaft, 17 lbs. of max drag plus backup anti-reverse, and a 97mm Recurve handle.
- 15% lighter than previous versions
- Smaller footprint, enhanced palmability
- Diecast aluminum frame and sideplates
- Black carbon-titanium deposition finish
- Double anodized aluminum spool
- Premium Japanese stainless steel ball bearings
- 100% double-shielded 10+1 bearing system
- Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse
- Duralumin drive gear
- Dual Braking System
- Beefed-up, super-smooth carbon drag system
- 11 bearing system includes Powerlock anti-reverse
- Aluminum Recurve handle with EVA knobs
- Padded clutch bar
- Titanium nitride coated line guide
- Larger, stronger, saltwater-ready 30 size