Shakespeare® Alpha Low Profile Combo
Shakespeare® continues to innovate and design products for everyday anglers. The Alpha® series is a great value for anglers of all skill levels
- Multi-Stop anti reverse and adjustable magnetic cast control
- 1 Ball Bearing
- Lightweight graphite frame
- Pre-spooled with 8 lb line
- Tubular glass blank
- EVA Grips
Shakespeare® Alpha Low Profile Combo
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MODEL # ALPHA2LPCBO$44.99View model specifications
Shakespeare Alpha Low Profile Combo is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by ScottB from Broke within 5 Practice Casts - No longer usable Got this as a birthday present for my child a month or so ago, and after practicing in the yard for 10 minutes, the backlash was so bad it went into the components of the reel. The reel stopped working entirely and is no longer usable. It came as a combo unit. I have used other Shakespeare rods and reels before, but this was the first baitcaster. We were even using a 2-3oz weight to ensure we had some resistance, but that didn't make any difference. I would love to get this replaced, but with it being a birthday gift, we don't have a receipt. I'm a bit disappointed in this product.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coach James from Great beginner's combo Been using for 2 months. Use for jigs and swim baits. If you use a heavier line and set up each time you use it works well. Reel is not the fastest, but has been an excellent investment as a beginner's combo.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeffersonite from Great deal I bought the Shakespeare Alpha combo today at Walmart... for SEVEN BUCKS! Just got back in from practice casting and I LOVE it! I can't wait to get on the water with my new rod and reel.
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZMWill from Best BANG for Buck! Bought this at Wally World after being out of fishing for 20 years. All I had back in the day was the high dollar baitcasts but I go rid of them long ago. After about 10 casts I was back into the swing of things! Having the high dollar reels years back I was a little skeptical at first due to the price but extremely surprised in the end. I bought it simply to try it out before buying my 8 and 10 year olds one. I will be buying them 2 each as birthdays and holidays approach.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by Capedavenger76 from Great combo for beginner bait casters I just bought this the other afternoon. I was a little hesitant, because of the horror stories I've read about bait casters. But, after watching a few videos on how to set up the centrifugal brake, I was practice casting with very few birds nests. The ones I did have were my fault from forgetting to use my thumb to slow the line before it landed. I have yet to take it fishing, but am excited to try. I'd tell all who have never used one of these to take some time and watch a few YouTube videos on it.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by Stranger from Poor quality Recently purchased one of these and the magnetic drag system dosnt work I kept getting birds nest in my reel so I disassembled the reel and the reason the magnetic drag dosnt work is because the metal plate on the spool is aluminum which is non magnetic so not sure if anyone thought that through or it was just a puss poor oversite but from a brand I have used for years I am pretty disappointed
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by EFisher from Worst Reeler ever. I just bought this for my nephew - opened it and went fishing. There is no way to cast without the line tangling each time. Ready to return it but need a rod and reel so have spent 2 hours trying different ways to fix but to no avail. Bottom line "Don't buy it"
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rabroske from Backlash Bust! I just bought this combo at a retail store. I was looking forward to using it. Unfortunately, nothing but troubles with the spool. More trouble than its worth. I’ll be returning it. And by reading these reviews, I see that I’m not alone. I do not/would not recommend.
Date published: 2020-01-16