Bass Pro Shops Cat-O-Matic Automatic Fishing Reel
Cat-O-Matic Automatic Fishing Reel
These reels are made of stamped galvanized sheet metal which is fine for their operation and inexpensive price. They are of a pretty neat design and should work as intended. I had to look them over a little while to figure out how they operate but then laughed at the simplicity of design. They are rather unique and would be great for survival type fishing where the fisherman might be sleeping through the night and wake up to check for breakfast!!! I would buy more if I needed them. I may try them out for Ice Fishing (set up on a tri-pod over the ice hole).
January 19, 2011
Very sturdy construction. Although I have not caught anything with the cat-o-matic yet I am very imperssed with its ease of opperation. I am looking forward to getting a lot of use out of these basic automatic reel's. I am working on a way to hook these to my buddies pontoon with out fastening them permanently.
August 19, 2011
Cat-O-Waste of Money
Don't waste your money on these. Buy the original made by White's. They are much better quality and cheaper to boot. You can usually buy them buy the dozen for $20 - $24.
July 20, 2011
Good for the price
It works better than just tying a string to a tree. The spring mechanism is a little junky but what do you expect for the price.
July 24, 2012