Reel Spooler Recommendations??? (Bee's Knees Reel Spooler)

Nardo

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I'm looking for a reel spooler. Not a line winder machine,...$1,200+, no, no, not necessary. Simple a device to hold the spool and apply tension.

Did a little search and found a company in Aussie called Bee's Knees Reel Spooler. Anyone used one of these before?

http://www.beesknees-spooler.com/
 
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Slice-Of-Life

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Different options on ebay.

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Day0ne

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The Bees Knees works great. I used one to build a line winder machine, using some Sato parts and a 1/2" drill. I recommend them.
 
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albacore11

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The problem isn't with applying tension to the spool of line, many different solutions to that issue. The problem is turning the turner and cranking the cracker. Especially for multiple large capacity reels.....takes a toll on the wrists.
 
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mullet

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The problem isn't with applying tension to the spool of line, many different solutions to that issue. The problem is turning the turner and cranking the cracker. Especially for multiple large capacity reels.....takes a toll on the wrists.
The OP is a guide in the channel islands area,I'm thinking he needs to do multiple small reels where you don't have to crank the cracker too much to work up a full load LOL
 
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albacore11

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The OP is a guide in the channel islands area,I'm thinking he needs to do multiple small reels where you don't have to crank the cracker too much to work up a full load LOL

Try filling two or three small spinners with 2# test.....still takes a toll.....maybe I need to work out more? lol
 
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tanner.s

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It does suck filling high capacity reels but can be done by hand. I do it on the boat and put the rod in the gunnel rod holder

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Nardo

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The OP is a guide in the channel islands area,I'm thinking he needs to do multiple small reels where you don't have to crank the cracker too much to work up a full load LOL

Good observation with an accurate hypothesis.

When I do need to fill the heavy gear I take it to Eric's Tackle.
 
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