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Gander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel, 60

Item # 436845
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Key Features

  • Stainless steel shaft resists corrosion

  • Ultrasmooth 7 ball bearing for fluid cranking

  • Instant anti-reverse eliminates gear shock

  • Sealed drag produces additional force

  • Comfortable, oversized egg-shaped knob


Our Price  $39.99
Sale Price  $29.99

Availability: Sold Out

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Product Description
gander_mountain Constructed with a stainless steel main shaft for optimum corrosion resistance, the Gander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel provides excellent long-lasting performance. Ultrasmooth seven stainless steel ball bearing system offers fluid cranking. Instant anti-reversse prevents reel handle backwards motion when you stop reeling and lengthens the life of your reel by eliminating gear shock. Sealed drag mechanism produces additional force, allowing for more controlled reeling. Comfortable oversized egg-shaped knob provides relief for your hand during long days spent with rod in hand.

Line Capacity
Pounds/Yard
12/320
14/250
20/190

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Gander MountainGander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel, 60
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth reeling (11)
  • Easy casting (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Smooth drag system (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Shore casting (9)
  • River fishing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid fisher (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great reel

this is a great reel i hauled in a 54 pound catfish out of lake norman. i use 20 pound braid with a big rod and my homemade catfish bait. great reel

this is a great reel i hauled in a 54 pound catfish out of lake norman. i use 20 pound braid with a big rod and my homemade catfish bait. great reel

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Close to being a great reel

I bought this reel because I needed to quickly put together a rig for carp fishing during a weekend stay in Knoxville. Didn't want to break the bank, and decided on this one because...Read complete review

I bought this reel because I needed to quickly put together a rig for carp fishing during a weekend stay in Knoxville. Didn't want to break the bank, and decided on this one because it had good reviews.

I wasn't expecting a once-in-a-lifetime kind of bargain reel with this one, but was satisfied taking it out of the packaging. I did note that the drag clicker was so thin that under heavy usage it was sure to fail. All and all, I felt happy with the quality for the price as I put it on an old Heddon rod.

After two early morning sessions on the river, the drag was no longer functioning. The threads in the drag tensioner had stripped out with two days of regular usage. I returned it to the store without problems.

This could be a great reel with a few upgrades, which I would be happy to pay a few dollars more for. It seems marketing took precedence over quality, however, as features such as a tapered spool and zero-reverse are a bit unnecessary at this price point. I would much rather see that engineering go into better internal components and stronger alloys used in high-wear parts.

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5.0

Heavy Duty

By GJ

from Wisconsin

About Me Avid Fisher

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Casting
  • Line Doesn't Tangle
  • Reliable
  • Smooth Reeling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jigging
    • River Fishing
    • Shore Casting
    • Trolling

    Comments about Gander Mountain Gander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel, 60:

    Use for Musky fishing.
    Casts heavy baits far.
    Very quiet reeling in.
    15 lb. test line, not one tangle.
    Heavy duty feel to it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Reel and Deal

    By David

    from Northeast Texas

    About Me Avid Fisher

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Casting
    • Reliable
    • Smooth Reeling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • River Fishing
      • Shore Casting

      Comments about Gander Mountain Gander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel, 60:

      I do have to say this reel is a pretty good deal I've owned it for two years now and recently purchased another to replace my Daiwa. I honestly have no complaints with it and if your looking to buy it try and you'll like it. And I use mine mainly for bottom catfishing on river banks.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      SUPER REEL!!!

      By Steve-O

      from Sisseton, SD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Casting
      • Line Doesn't Tangle
      • Reliable
      • Smooth Drag System
      • Smooth Reeling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Your Fishing Needs
        • River Fishing
        • Shore Casting
        • Trolling

        Comments about Gander Mountain Gander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel, 60:

        This reel is perfect for all my fishing needs. This is my second one and can't wait for spring to take it cat fishing. This is the only reel I use for all my lake and river fishing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gets the Job Done!!

        By Tmazzu

        from Belews Creek, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy Casting
        • Smooth Reeling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • River Fishing
          • Shore Casting

          Comments about Gander Mountain Gander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel, 60:

          Use in a lake - works great. Smooth casting and retrieval. Two Thumbs UP!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          HIGHLY RECOMMEND

          By KING CAT

          from CLARENDON, ARKANSAS

          About Me Avid Fisher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy Casting
          • Line Doesn't Tangle
          • Reliable
          • Smooth Drag System
          • Smooth Reeling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • River Fishing
            • Shore Casting

            Comments about Gander Mountain Gander Mtn. Catfish Spinning Reel, 60:

            EXCELLANT CASTING AND SMOOTH. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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            • No

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