B'n'M Original BreamBuster Pole
It's all in how you rig it!
These are great poles...the tip is not designed to be tied to...you actually run your line through it and tie directly to the pole about 6"'s down...I actually take a piece of electrical tape after I tie to the pole and wrap it around my knot one time...this keeps you from getting a direct pull on the tip...making even the smallest fish a fighter...like i said it's all in how you rig it!
April 28, 2011
Owned and fished with these since the '70s when Lew's first introduced them. Was joyful that B&M put them back into the market. Bought all the 11 and 12 foot models I saw on the shelf in Orlando Bass Pro Shops while visiting my brother who took me on a tour of this sportsman's dream store. i think if the directions are followed to run the line through the eyelet on the tip of the pole and then tie the line to the pole behind the thread wrapping it will solve the eyelet problem found on the last 2 reviews. I've been using this method while fishing with 50lb test braided line in the rivers and haven't lost a tip yet. You can do some severe hook straightening on aberdeen hooks with this and i've fished for days without breaking off while fishing brushpiles. Super product and hopefully they'll make a 14 footer too.
February 10, 2011
nothing to write home about
I bought this rod because of it being 11 foot long. It is hard to find a good 11 ft. brim pole. They usually come in 10 or 12 ft lengths Most 12 ft poles are too heavy. The eyelet has already come off. Would be fine if they made the top section a little stiffer. The top section is so limber it is hard to pick the fish up to get it into the boat.
June 22, 2010
Do not Buy
The second time I snagged a submerged tree branch under water the tip eyelet pulled out.I was using thin wire hooks which will easily bend in this situation but the eyelet pulled out first.Never had this happen before.I was using the BB11 model.
June 15, 2010