Bass Pro Shops® Reel Covers - Spinning
Slightly misleading packaging
I bought this product to protect my Quantum Smoke PT 50 spinning reel. I drove 50+ miles home and when I tried it out, it would not accommodate my reel with the handle on the right side (I'm left-handed). No where on the packaging did it mention anything about this. I then looked on the website, and only there does it mention anything about it being for left-sided handles (right handed fishing). It's frustrating that the closest Bass Pro Shops are at least 50 miles in either direction of my location (Destin & Spanish Fort stores) so returning this product will be a chore. Hopefully my boyfriend will be willing to use it on his Penn Spinfisher V, but I will still be without protection for my nice reel I am trying to take good care of. I thought about switching the handle over before and after use in order to transport it without dings and sand/dirt getting on it, but I don't want to have to take my reel apart (especially out in the elements like salty air at the beach) to have this case fit. I suppose I will return to my original idea and see if the craft store has neoprene and all to make my own solution. Wish it would have worked though...
September 17, 2014
Does its job
Great cover, does its job! Needed something to protect my reels which storing in bass boat
June 23, 2014
a little small
These are good reel covers, just a little small, will not fit salt water fishing reels.
November 20, 2013
Although it gets the job done, it does not cover as much of the reel as I would like. It would be nice if this reel cover covered the handle too. The handle and the handle joint are still exposed to dust and dirt.
Also the opening on the top is very big. This is a feature to allow the line to still run through the line guides on your rod. However, it is quite a big opening that can still allow dust and dirt.
I realize this cover cannot be bullet proof. It's still a average reel cover, I just wanted to point out a few things I thought could have been designed better.
November 1, 2013