This is what some of our customers had to say.
Peter Pakula from Pakula Tackle:
I’ve spooled, and others have wound around 20 game reels with the spooler from 8kg outfits spooled with "Bee's Knees" drag set at 5kg, 15kg outfits with spooler drag set at 10kg and 24kg outfits with the spooler drag set at 14kg. Line should always be wound on at more drag than you ever expect to use.
Yes you can effectively and efficiently set the drag on the spooler so you know exactly what pressure is on the line when getting it onto the reel. I don’t know any other system that does that, let alone as smoothly as this one does. It’s got a great drag system.
I have always carried spare spools of line when I’m fishing and now I also carry the "Bee's Knees" with me to. It’s a great tool that aids in knowing exactly what your gear can do and getting guys who are going to be anglers to wind against the pressure is great for them getting to know how much pressure you can put through the rod and reel and just how long they’ll last in a long drawn out heavy drag fight with the fish of a lifetime. This exercise also builds up muscles and stamina very quickly and really should be part of a crew’s preparation for a season or trip up the coast.
My score for the "Bee's Knees" Reel Spooler from Busted Fishing is 9.5 out of 10 --- lost points because it’s not available in black and gold to match my reels! Other than that it’s great.
Pakula Tackle Australia
Ed Nicholas from No Boundaries Oman fishing charters:
Just finished spooling a 18k/PE10 Stella and followed it up by re-spooling a couple 5k reels. This is the first time since using braid that i have felt confident enough spooling reels tight enough without incurring the wife's wrath or getting one of the No Boundaries Oman staff to don the heavy gloves etc.
We prob see more big GT lost due to line dig in (not spooled tight enough) than anything else, packed line tension is imperative for fighting fish with heavy drags but was hard to achieve without a team effort .. till now
Frank Fernkorn's Bee's Knees Line Spooler is worth its weight in gold. The weight was actually the first thing that crossed my mind when i picked up the impressive contraption, it just feels/looks and is very well made.
The spooler has zero issue applying up to 15kg of pressure as you pack on line ready for big fish. Simply GREAT value for money and for anyone equipped with a handful of different sized reels that need spooling every season look no further for an essential bit of kit.
Hands down the best spooler i have come across.
Carl Jocumson fishes the sharp end of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series in the USA and the Bee's Knees Reel Spooler is his tool of choice.
He says: "The Bee's Knees Spooler is just what i have been looking for"
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