Bass Pro Shops E-Z Lure Retriever Kit
Bought this and it looks good and tough in the picture. In reality nothing wrong with the Retriever but the string is lighter than I run on my Bass Rig and the Reel looks like something out of a Bubblegum machine. You will at least need to get stronger String for the Retriever.
January 14, 2015
Worked great... untill the string came off and I lost it!!
November 9, 2006
I agree with other reviewers about quality of this item. The reel is very cheaply made, and the hole in the weight for the line pulled thru but what can I say? It saves $$$. I drilled a new hole farther back and it works fine.
I estimate it saves snagged lures about 95 percent of the time. If you don't have 1, you're missing the boat and losing lures you could retrieve. I wouldn't be without it.
Buy the one without the reel and use an old baitcaster.
December 5, 2008
Plastic "reel" is poor quality
But that's about it. THe retriever is grand. It is heavy and well made. If you sink your favorite crank into a snag, just hammer on it with this baby and you're sure to get it back.
While the plastic reel is almost a necessity to keep all of the line contained, it is about the cheapest plastic construction imaginable and falls apart in your hands.
I had an old automatic fly reel that was missing it's cleat, so I stripped the line and filled it with my reitriever line and called it good. Now I have a custom made super-duper crankbait retirever.
Buy one--it'll save you money and heartache.
October 7, 2008