Bass Pro Shops Fishing Line Counter
Works ok, but placement is key
I use this line counter on my musky rods, when I'm using them to troll for musky, since I don't use line counter reels on my musky rigs. This line counter is the only logical choice, because guessing how much line is out would be totally inadequate.
The key to getting this to work is to place it in the right area of the rod. On casting rods, place it after the first line guide, and on spinning rods, place it after the second line guide. This keeps the line down in the grove centered over the counter wheel. You also need to adjust the tension knob correctly.
It takes a little thought to set it up to work right, but it does work. And lets be honest, for what this thing costs, can you afford not to have it if your not using lline counter reels?
March 7, 2008
Not Worth It!!!!!
The line counter did not work right out of the box.
Please read all these reviews carefully, I bought this thing in spite of the terrible reviews. I should have paid attention.
The line lock is cheesy and hard to set. This is one of those products where you can feel the cheapness.
The counter also was very inaccurate (I tested it from a 10 foot balcony and it only registered a foot).
This was purchased for one fishing trip in particular and now I will NOT take it, a waste of money and time.
May 7, 2008
DO NOT BUT IT!
it really doesn´t work.. I just opened the package and at the first try stopped work
September 20, 2010
Pure sickening quality
The quality of these line counters are very SAD. I bought 4 from the Myrtle Beach store yesterday and only 2 of them actually work. One does not read the feet out and the other one will not tighten up on the rod (stripped threads on cheap plastic screws). I would not recommend anyone to buy these. I would recommend that you buy a reel with the line counter built in. Look for other options besides these line counters!!!!!!!!!!
April 13, 2008