I have had one for about 3 years with no issues. No more line twist when spooling a spinning reel. Hold the line winder vertical so any wobble does slow the rotation of the spool. Get the rythum so the spool is rotating at the same rate as your reel�s rotor and just keep a steady pace. Great for bait casters to.
Works well and is able to put a little or lot of tension on the line. I have a hard time keeping the spool vertical and it sort of wobbles when winding, but it doesn't seem to cause spring in the line. It can be a little awkward when first tying to the spool and trying not to twist the line as you fumble with it.
Excellent product. I have spooled several 2500-4000 series spinning reels and a few baitcasters with this product. So far the spooling has gone fine and the product has proven to reduce line twist on the spinning reels. I used 10-20 lb braid (Power Pro and Kanzen) and there have been no wind loops or noticeable twist. This is extremely important and can end up being costly if there is a need to keep re-spooling expensive braid. I am pretty impressed with the line winder and short of buying an expensive commercial grade spooling/winding station I would highly recommend this product for the recreational and light commercial fisherman using inshore or freshwater gear.
This gadget is the best thing I�ve ever used to spool a spinning reel. Line tension was perfect. Absolutely no line twist. I re-spool my spinning reals at least twice a year and between my wife and I we have 10 reels to refill. I expect to get a lot of use out of this device. I have not used it for bait casting reels yet but I expect it will be fine because line twist is not usually a problem there.
I was expecting his to be a piece of junk. Was pleasantly surprised at how well it works.
The biggest problem when loading line onto a spinning reel at home is the matter of line twist; the very design of the reel makes twist inevitable unless you have access to a tackle shop-style "professional" line spooler. This device allows the filler spool to spin along with the spool on the reel,keeping that twist to a minimum. I won't say it completely eliminates twist, but it certainly keeps line twist to a minimum.
This product looks good and durable. Thanks
Delivered quick, goods packed well. Useful device for winding fishing line on the reel.
I wasn't sure about this product until I tried it. I have used this winding both baitcasting and spinning reels. What I like about this product is that when you are winding a spinning reel, the spool of line will rotate with the reel, thus preventing line twist. This is a very quick, easy and effective way to wind line on your reels.
I did a few rods when I received this product. I bought it based on you tube videos I had seen in the past.I understand the concept and think it's a great idea. I had a heck of a time when I first received it to get it to spin while I was cranking the reel. I had everything on loose as possible without having it fall apart. I got it to work but I had to crank really slowly and part of the time it would stop until I "encouraged" it to start again. I would buy it again . I think there's a learning curve to using it.
I bought this two weeks ago before my family's annual fishing vacation. I own 4 or 5 spinning reels that hadn't seen new line in a few years and just bought my first baitcast reel which needed to have line loaded. I am over the top in love with this spooler!
I used it to spool my spin reel with ice fishing mono and that comes off the spool a twisted mess i dont know what I did wrong but it has worked perfectly for putting braid and fluorocarbon on all my other reels so I think it was my fault. Stay in school so you can learn grammar, punctuation and capitalization. It's a good product.