Bass Pro Shops® Bucket Caddy
The caddy is nice. It has everything you need with one exception. You cannot use the bucket handle the way it is made. If you put it below the handle, it falls off the bucket. Putting it above the handle has obvious flaws.... This only affect one side of the handle as the clip can go under, but it makes you wonder if the person who made this ever tried putting on their bucket?? I don't want to pull my handle out if its holder on my bucket or it will be damaged. Solution is to make the caddy in two halves attached with Velcro on one side. This way the handle is free to operation as it should and the caddy is trapped by the handles so it will not slide off the bucket.
January 26, 2015
I love the caddy the only complaint is the elastic straps don't go tight enough to hold the weight of the gear you put onto it, needs a stronger hold, I ended up just pulling the elastic as tight as I could and tied it off so it would stay on the bucket without falling off
February 17, 2015
5 stars with modification
Works great for making space in your bucket for all the fish you are going to catch. Holds 3 poles and 2 tip-ups. It has 2 big pockets, one has a zipper the other is open, then a little pocket big enough for a gps/phone.
I have wooden tip ups and these are too heavy and the whole thing slips off. It did hold up the plastic tip-ups.
It was an easy fix. I replaced the elastic strap with a normal black strap (shoulder strap form a duffel bag). I also poked holes through the material to put the bucket handle through. Now it fits snug and won't slide down no matter what the weight.
The price is cheap enough that it is well worth getting even though I had to modify it.
December 10, 2010
Not Bad But Needs Improvements
Overall, the Bucket Caddy is a fairly nice product. There are a couple design flaws, however. For one, the elastic band around the top isn't strong enough to hold the Caddy on the bucket if you put any type of weight in the caddy, such as your tip ups or poles. I recommend removing the elastic and using a strong nylon rope or tighening strap. Second, the velcro loops above the pockets are off-set from the pocket thus if you are using this to hold your ice rods, the velcro can't be used. Just a poor design, that's all. Other than that, it has a good price and once I fastened it with a nylon strap, it works well.
March 14, 2011