Bass Pro Shops Excel Monofilament Line - Jumbo Spool
why mess with winning formula!?!??
I and all my fellow rabid fishermen have been using excel for years. Never failed us , Blue green and black box, jumbo spools, it was great. Then we tried the "new formula" . I was astounded< and not in a happy happy happy way. This new formula is garbage , too much memory, too many break offs, too much stripped off our reels to scrounge the last bit of the "old formula" from the tackle box. Please oh please go back to the old formula!!!! We would even pay a few bucks more to get the good stuff back!!!!
December 16, 2014
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