Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59
Rated 1 out of 5 by cxl1 Worst Purchase so far from Bass Pro
Hey guys, love bass pro, especially their Johnny Morris and Extreme equipment, but this is one purchase I am sorry to have made. I own 10+ quality spinning outfits, so based on all my prior experience with Bass Pro products, I expected their mono Excel fishing line to be of the same superior quality. WRONG! I decided to switch out the line on most of my spinning reels, so I re-spooled all 10 of my favorite rods with this line. This past Saturday evening, I had my first opportunity to try it out. Tied on my favorite shoreline casting lure for walleye, a #5 Countdown Rapala. The line seemed great, easy to tie palomar knot and definately has great breaking strength. So I headed to the lakeshore and proceeded to cast. Again, so far, so good. Casting distance was about equivalent to the Trilene XL that was my old standby. So after a bit of casting, I got a nice solid hookset and proceeded after a decent fight with several drag taking runs to land a nice 22" walleye. Very cool I thought, I'm gonna love this line, let's get another fish. So I casted again, and on this very next cast, at the end of the cast, the line twisted itself up into an unbelievable nest of line twists. I'm not talking just one small one, but about half a dozen LARGE ones that wanted to twist back on themselves, around my rod guides and the fishing rod itself. Unbelievable! I have always been very adept at clearing line snarls, even in baitcasters when I make a horrible cast trying to skip docks, but this was literally impossible to clear. I ended up having to cut at least 30 yards off and proceed to retrieve my casted Rapala hand over hand. So Ok, I'm stuck with the line....I had spooled enough to continue fishing as I had only brought one rod to the lake with me. So I have a second solid hookup, this time with a smaller 18" walleye. I was able to bring this one in with minimal runs taking drag but still decent line pressure. I unhooked this one and again, the very next cast, the sample incredible impossible line twisting mess. So now after only 2 fish and 60+ yards of line lost, my fishing night was done. Sorry guys, as much as I love your products, this one is a complete LOSER! My only thought is the line must be so soft that when retrieving with pressure through the line guides, it must flatten the line on one side similar to curling ribbon by pulling it along a hard edge on one side. Back to formula with this one guys! BTW, my experience was with 6lb test. In all fairness, that's the only line strength I tried, but I won't be ordering any more just to check those out. I read a couple other poor reviews about this line, but just figured maybe it was from the few people inexperienced with fishing, but they were right.
May 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by VaDwayne Great
Wheather your on a budget or just want to save a buck this is a very good all around line. I am very pleased and a bit surprised with it's performance.
May 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
by jbilyeu 12lb exel clear blue mono
this line is some of the strongest mono line i have ever used i will be buying another spool
May 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edards BEST
Best line in the world for the money, you may can buy better but will cost much, much more. Been using this line for as long as I can remember.
April 21, 2011