I just got a new baitcast reel for $15! I am setting it up and fishing it for the first time. This is the Tournament Choice Premier 4BB baitcaster. After finally getting the package open, I go over a few key features. I spool this reel up with the recommended 12 lb test and quickly go over how I set up the tension and magnetic brakes. I do a bit of bass fishing with a frog and don’t get any bites. I finally change the lure to a baby brush hog and manage to catch 5 bass. So how did the new $15 baitcast reel perform? Pretty damn good! I am satisfied with the drag, casting, and overall fishing performance of this reel.
I will continue using this to see how it holds up. Check it out in the video below.