Bass Pro Shops® Excel® Monofilament Line - Jumbo Spool
This line has changed for the worse!
I live in the UK and I’ve been buying this line for years whenever I visit the US. It’s always been reliable and bullet proof! My own tests showed that the 10lb BS broke at over 12lb knot strength and the 12lb BS went over 14lb before breaking.
I recently acquired some more of the line in 10lb BS and the line has clearly changed. Not only does it now come in a red box, it has far more stretch than before and breaks below the stated BS. A friend also bought some in 6lb and 8lb BS and again it breaks below the stated BS. Result is we’ve both binned the lot!
Not happy as I now need to find a new reliable line!
September 11, 2014
Very Poor Quality !
Thought I would try this line because of the bargain price. Well in this case you don't even get what you pay for, it's really bad !
I bought 14# test and it breaks just when I tie on a lure and pull on it to tighten the knot. The first time I thought maybe it was just a weak spot in the line, so I tried several more times and the result was the same every time. So I thought maybe it was just a bad spool of line, well I also bought some 12# test at the same time, tried it and it was the same way. And to make matters worse I had it about 90 days before I ran out of the line I was using so I can't even return it for a refund.
I've been an avid bass fisherman for 25 years and I've never seen such an inferior product.
Very Disappointed !
June 15, 2014
Great Line and Great Value
I have been using this line for probably ten years. Have never had a problem. For around $10 for spools of 1,000 to 1,500 yards can't beat it.
June 14, 2014
I have used Bass pro line for years. I ran out of #8LB. and purchased a new spool. The new line was a lot stiffer and looped all the time. I checked a spool of the old line I had and saw what the difference was, the old line was made in the USA and the new line was made in CHINA. I have downgraded this line for use only on my jigging spoon set up where the only thing I am doing is dropping my spoon and not casting it.
December 28, 2013