The lightweight Bass Pro Shops Fishing Line Counter takes you to the precise depth you want to be. This affordably-priced line counter incorporates a lighted back display that reads up to 999 feet, easily attaches to most rods and is equipped an automatic line release for simple, user-friendly operation.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kel22 Son loves it
Purchased this for my part of my son's fishing gifts. He loves measuring and was so amazed that he could see how deep his line was from this device.
April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoubleG Save some Money
With the high cost of braided line, I use the line counter to fill my reels half way with mono & then use the balance with braided line.
The line counter also comes in handy when jigging for tuna!
March 14, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by coolcat Works 1/2 the time
Not much to say about these counters other than they really don't work worth a darn.Try the Shakespear counters. While their not flawless performers they do work most of the time .
January 21, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by andresr DO NOT BUT IT!
it really doesn´t work.. I just opened the package and at the first try stopped work
September 20, 2010
No, you will get a lot of kinks and the motor is not equipped to handle this job. I use wire in trolling for speckled trout, it get the lure down near the bottom. When I need to take it off, I walk across the street and tie it off to a tree and press the cast lever and walk back to my garage, cut it and using gloves wind it up over a cut of wooden dowel and discard or use it for baling wire to tie my tomato cages together.
You could mount it on a surf pole, but I don't think that this is an ideal use. I think the counter will greatly decrease your casting distance since the line has to pass through a very tight area on the counter. I use this line counter for trolling only, and it works very well for that purpose.
I've not tried this, but it should work. The counter will be upside down on the rod, so you will have to stop spooling to check the counter. As long as the line is coming off the line spool the same direction that it is going onto the reel spool, line twist shouldn't be an issue.
no aftermarket line counter is made to work with spinning reels. They will, if you're ok with the line counter mounted on the bottm of the rod near the tip so the line can run through it correctly. But the it is not only facing the ground, but is all the way near the tip, better have good eyes. They work wonderful for conventional reels, when set up properly. It won't work right outta the box, you need to tune it for YOUR rod, reel, and line diameter