Bass Pro Shops XPS Aluminum Line Winder for Spinning Reels
Don't waste your time
I bought this line winder hoping it would simplify my re-spooling jobs. But, the screw head is plastic, and got stripped the first time I tried to tighten it. Now, it doesn't clamp tight and if you drop or even move it when spooling line the crew comes loose, causing the spring to push the hardware off the dowel, and everything falls apart. Also, the suction cup is just not practical, what would be really useful is a clamp instead.
November 3, 2007
Save your money!!!!
This has got to be the BIGGEST waste of money ever. Suction cup never holds long enough to get 20yards of line on your reel. I have always thought of BPS "store brand" items to be great products and they are. However BPS dropped the ball on this one. Hopefully they will re-think this idea. For now spend a few more bucks and invest in a "spooling station". You will be glad you did... I WAS!!!!!
March 2, 2009
First of all, I "love" BPS, always have and always will. I must say that this is "NOT" a good item at all. The suction cups (I have both items, spinning and the bait-caster models) are "Terrible"; I've tried every surface I can think of. The tension holder doesn't doesn’t hold at all, on either model. Sorry BPS, but this one is a complete "miss".
May 5, 2009
The suction cup that was supposed to hold the line winder to a table or other clean flat surface was defective. I was an Engineer in the plastic injection molding business and the suction cup was a short or incomplete shot. It could not create suction do to its nonconforming surface. I had to remove the suction cup and purchase a replacement cup.
April 12, 2011