Tackle Factory Lineminder
Waste of money.
This tool takes too long to setup and does not handle line tension properly. It's difficult to set up correctly and you have to refer to the instructions frequently.
It works reasonably well with spinning reels, but it's much easier and faster to just lay the spool on the floor. It's cheaper, too!
The biggest problem is with baitcasters. The spool faces the reel, resulting in line twist as you reel the line on. The tension cannot be adjust properly to keep the line flowing smoothly off the reel without the line guide spinning too.
To make matters worse, the thing broke the 4th time I used it. The line guide broke, rendering the tool useless!
May 4, 2007
I cannot agree more with the other sportsman who wrote their reviews. I also have several reels ranging from bait casters to ultra light spinning reels. I was looking for a product that I could use to re-spool all my reels rather quickly. It is very complex to understand and most frustrating of all is the line continually wrapped around the white plastic tube and the outside of the spool of line. I tried for over 45 minutes figuring it was just me. I was wrong. This item will be going back for a refund. My father once told me "If it's not broke, don't fix it." I'll be using the ole' pencil trick through the spool. That is cheap and rarely fails me.
December 27, 2007
If I had read the reviews first I would have been scared off, instead I went by the word of the basspro man. The instructions were sort of helpful and the picture filled in what I needed to know, filled two open faced reels with 12 lb fluorocarbon line. A few adjustmensts on the pressure with the rubber plug and I could not believe how easy it was to do it by myself, Took my time and found it to be a very relaxing experience, instead of chasing the normal loops, I had none. just took time and watched it hum along. Definately recommend, but take time and read instructions and look at picture first.
January 20, 2013
waste of money
Like most bass fisherman, I've got too many reels :-)
I was looking for a tool that I could use to replace line with some uniformity. I never got this thing to work. The only one who enjoyed it was my dog. After I gave up on it , it became a chew toy.
March 2, 2007