Ever wondered how long a carbontex drag washer will last? Michael Triantopoulos from Geralton Sports Center was one of the first people to buy a Bee's Knees Reel Spooler and he converted the leg to make it fit the tackle shop's line winding machine and off they went. Almost 4 years later, they literally spooled well over 1000 reels and over 2 millon meters of line with the same spooler. And it's still going strong.
So what makes the Bee's Knees Reel Spooler so successful?
At the heart is a single, oversized carbontex drag washer of the highest quality, impregnated with Cal's drag grease. This runs on a stainless steel drag disc with a mirror finish.
So how long will this Reel Spooler last? We simply don't know yet as all of our units are still going strong and maybe the one at Geralton Sports Center will do another 2 million meters of line.
In recent months we noticed an ever increasing request from young anglers and sometimes even their parents for sponsorships. As much as we like to help where we can, there must be a limit and also there must be a value to a business of some sort. Just because the youngsters start a Facebook page and manage 1000 likes on it, doesn't mean that's a value to a business. In the past 3 years we have been sponsoring a few anglers and running promos and in the 2017/18 financial year we spent over 10k which is huge for a very small operator like ourselves. After all, we still only do this part time. And over those 3 years we have approached anglers who we thought could first of all promote our products well but also give us much needed feedback. We have been very selective with this as you can imagine.
Here is the first video of our new Line Winder BF-216, which we worked very hard on for the past 8 months to bring you a top quality product at a great price.
This line winder makes spooling your reels effortless and you can spool up tight without your arm dropping off.
We also made a Bee's Knees Reel Spooler in black to match and a "Level Head" line leveller, which was designed by Peter Pakula to spool with no friction. Combined, this is a fantastic setup for serious anglers who like to spool their reels up tight.
The Line winder is easy to install with the 4 screws provided and if you don't need a line counter, it's as simple as leaving a meter of space between the line winder and your Bee's Knees Spooler (line h
There is not much i enjoy as much as designing a new product and this one was particularly cool as there appeared to be a real need for a heavy duty line counter that will not break under heavy drag reel spooling. Some guys like to know how much line goes on their reels and how much is left on the spools for next time. And some of our customers even mark their lines say every 100m for deep dropping etc. But rather than ramble on, i made 2 videos. The first shows how it came to life and the second shows how it works.