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Johnny Morris Platinum Signature Baitcast Reel

Review Last Updated: March 2024
Nancy Perry
Product Review by Nancy Perry
Product Features
  • Powerlock Instant Anti-Reverse
  • Dual Braking System
  • 11-Bearing System
  • Duralumin Drive Gear and Crankshaft
  • 10 Double-Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings


Today we'll be reviewing the Johnny Morris Platinum Signature Baitcast Reel.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • Excellent construction detailing
  • 10-ball bearing system
  • Spring calibrated 6-pin centrifugal cast control
  • Instant anti-reverse
  • High speed 6.3:1
  • Budget friendly


  • Side plates are slightly difficult to open

Johnny Morris Platinum Signature Baitcast Reel Product Review

The Johnny Morris Baitcast Reel provides incredible stopping power, smooth handling, and the ability to precisely deliver lures with a budget price tag.

This sleek, low-profile baitcaster is one of the best value reels on the 2019 fishing market. The Signature Baitcast Reel is engineered with a solid, one-piece aluminum frame for absolute precision thanks to the 10-ball bearing system.

The ball bearing system is teamed with Johnny Morris’ PowerLock™ instant anti-reverse one-way roller bearing, and their acclaimed Spring Calibrated six-pin centrifugal cast control. These elements provide quick and easy adjustments for exact casting precision. Hooking up to a big-time runner is a breeze with this reel’s dependable drag system, and that provides excellent stopping power.

Built for performance, the Johnny Morris Platinum features beautiful construction detailing. These details include a solid machined-aluminum frame, side plates, an unbreakable titanium deposition finished, and a double-anodized aluminum spool.

The internals are tight and well-protected with a drive system that consists of a light, high-strength Duralumin drive gear, crankshaft, and 11-bearing (10+1) system built around ten double-shielded Japanese stainless steel bearings. The Powerlock ensures smooth performance for the long haul.

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