Bass Pro Shops Reel Covers - Spinning
At 1st glance the cover seems to be of good quality and just what the doctor ordered for you reels protection at a good price. Once I proceeded to put the cover on, I noticed that it is made only for reels with left handed crank. As I prefer my crank on the right, this means I have to change the configuration in order to put the cover on. Although I can comfortably fish with either set-up we all have our preferrences. Add a second hole to allow for this possibility and I'll be hooked. The only other problem I had was in it's size compared to my reel. It was a like tight getting it to fit around both my wide bezel reel and the pole, but it did. Albeit somewhat snug. If you have regular sized reels, poles and standrad crank set-up, I'd recommend it for "you"!
May 8, 2010
Great little device
Excellent cover for mid sized reels. Bail cover is loose enough for line to fit. Fit is snug on my rear-drag Shimano Symetre 1500. It should fit a 2500, but probably would not fit a rear-drag 3500 or larger, and would be fairly loose on an ultra-lite. The left-side handle hole works okay for me, but I prefer to fold the handle "up and in" to keep it inside cover. Would be awkward for right-side handle location unless this is done. Using different colors makes it easy to identify reels without uncasing. I am buying more.
February 16, 2010
Why the bias...
I absolutely hate the fact that there is no version of this product made for those of us that prefer the handle on the Right-hand side. Even if they consider this a Left handed person specialty item, they very well could offer one on the website that can be used to protect my spinning reels OR make a universal one. The reel cover for their baitcaster works regardless of preference for a left or right hand retrieve.
I still give it 3 stars and if they had a model available for handles mounted on the "Right-hand" side... it would certainly be a 5 out of 5. Luckily my wonderful woman is handy with a sewing machine and was able to alter mine... BPS could learn a thing or two here.
That being said I would HIGHLY recommend this product if you keep or use your spinning gear with the handle on the left side.
April 2, 2011
protect your investment
Any angler that wants to keep their gear looking good and working well as long as possible should invest in these covers to protect their reels. I have them for all my reels and it is well worth it. Along with proper cleaning and storage these covers go a long way in ensuring longevity of your equipment. They keep dust and debri out, and prevent those constant nicks and scars that accumelate when travelling. Great tool for anyone who really likes to take care of their gear.
April 20, 2012