Up until now it was impossible to get a professional result at home and even with some tackle shops you don't have a 100% guarantee that your reel is spooled tight enough to prevent line dig in on the fish of a lifetime.
The Bee's Knees Reel Spooler changed all that with it's carbontex drag system, providing over 15kg of adjustable drag to spool your reel as tight as you want. And you can do it on your own at home or on a fishing trip. There's even a boat adapter to spool up professionally on a boat.
But don't just take our word for it. One of our first high profile customers was Ed Nicholas from No Boundary Oman Charters. The guys run one of the best charters in the world for Giant Trevally, like this awesome fish caught by Ed.
"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"
So how does it work? Here's a short video of it in operation:
Another fan of the Bee's Knees Reel Spooler is Peter Pakula from Pakula Tackle, who is highly regarded as an expert in all things game fishing. After extensive testing he wrote this independent review:
"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
Peter Pakula and the crew from Twisted Bills spooling their reels using the Boat Adapter
Ripper Stripper / Line Reverser
To complete the spooling process we also manufacture the quality Ripper Stripper line remover and reverser. It can be used to strip old line off the reel and bin it or reverse the line so your tired braid will be on the bottom of the reel spool and the new braid on top.
Rather than trying to explain, we made this short video:
Sir Countalot Line Counter
f you like to know how much line is on your reel and how much is left on the spool, the only line counter to use when spooling reels tight is our "Sir Countalot" line counter. Please check out the video of how we totally re engineered these counters.