Bass Pro Shops® Telescopic Lure Retriever
very important tool
I bought this product to retrieve my expensive umbrella rigs and it works awesome!!!.. it works great on all lures...its a must have tool for your fishing trips!!
April 30, 2014
worth the money
I have had my 18' pole retriever for 7 years and it has saved a lot of lures that I'v hung up, plus some that other people have hung in trees and could not reach. The only complaint is the plastic pieces that adjust have to be tight or they slip, and if you get them too tight they are hard to get loose. But overall I love it and recommend if you don't have one get one.
April 18, 2014
Works as advertised and seems well made but it is very heavy. I ordered the 6'6" - 18' model and it telescopes four different times, meaning it has four different metal poles all inside one another until you extend them. Very heavy. When you have one foot one trolling motor trying to hold you in the perfect spot, balancing on the other foot and holding rod in one hand while trying to keep the line tight you only have one had to use the lure retriever. Then if you need more length and have to extend it you have to set your rod down because it requires two hands.
Oh, and it telescopes out from the bottom end so if you find you need just a little more length you have to pull the whole thing out of the water to extend it.
Improvements could be lighter material and ability to extend with one hand from the handle end.
In the end it does work well when you can use two hands or you have a partner to help you. Seems sturdy and I expect it to last a long time.
April 4, 2014
Not well made
This retriever works, but it isn't very well made. I haven't used it but once so far, but I can foresee it not lasting to long when I have to dig a 6XD with Mustad heavy duty's on it out of a tree in 18 ft. of water. Its pretty flimsy and the plastic that controls the extensions is cheap and hard.
March 3, 2014