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Would or has anybody invested the money in a spooling station? If yes, is it worth it? Could you live without it if you have one?
 
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When I get the $30 to get the Berkley spooling station, I will get one. When I fished the tournament in March of 2005, my partner had one, and that thing will help you spool line quickly. I think that we did his 6 reels and my 3 reels in less than 30 mins.

Yes, they are worth the investment.
 
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I have thought about making my own spooling station. It doesn't look like it would be that hard.
 
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I would prefer the precision that Berkley has done with theirs, as compared to making my own. You want the line to be coming onto the reel straight on, and even the slightest angle can cause problems.

For $30, it's a deal to me.
 

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Im sure they are worth it, but I just cant bring myself to buy one.

I guess if I had alot of rods to do I may take the plunge and get one, but I normaly take 4 rods with me, and 2 of them are rigged for flipping / pitching with heavy braid which doesnt need replacing all the time. Just cut a few feet off the end.

So, I do it the old fashion way by myself. Then I tie it off outside and walk it off then reel it back on with slight pressure to get it on straight and tight.
 
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For me, I will definitely get one ASAP. I believe that you can keep up to three of the 1/4 lbs. spools on there, you can adjust the tension so that you don't have to work too hard to get the line off the spool onto the reel, etc. However, the only problem that I think that you will encounter is this: you can't do spinning reels.

The only adjustment that I would make is to have the reel seat move sideways, so that you can spool a spinning reel.

Other than that, they are worth it.
 

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I work at Gander Mountain so I have some pretty sweet spooling stations at my disposal, ill come in on a monday morning and spool up 20-25 reels and then be on my way for the next month or so... and I dont pay a cent! (except for the line, but i just get it in bulk from the company)


spooling stations save DAYS of work.. they are wonderful
 
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Does anybody think it would be worth making your own spooling station? I am going to try it out. It doesn't look to be that hard to do so when I start I will take pictures of my step by step procdure. This should be pretty fun.
 
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As I stated above, I would prefer the precision that Berkley has put into their products, instead of trying to eyeball it on my own. I have considered taking the handle end of the All-Star Rod that snapped on me, and making my own, but I do not believe that it would be nearly as effective as the manufactured models already out there.

Not to mention, their model of spooling station is a lot more travel-friendly than the version I could make would be. Just set it in the back of your vehicle, and you are good to go.
 
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nwgabassmaster said:
For me, I will definitely get one ASAP. I believe that you can keep up to three of the 1/4 lbs. spools on there, you can adjust the tension so that you don't have to work too hard to get the line off the spool onto the reel, etc. However, the only problem that I think that you will encounter is this: you can't do spinning reels.

The only adjustment that I would make is to have the reel seat move sideways, so that you can spool a spinning reel.

Other than that, they are worth it.

You gave me an idea.... I will try to make one that would accommodate both baitcasters and spinning reels. I got several ideas running through my head so as soon as I come up with a game plan on how to make this travel friendly and compatible with spinning and baitcasters I will start posting my step by step instructions. I have already bought some supplies. I can't wait to get started.
 
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All you would have to do is make the holder for the reel turn 90*, so that the spinning reel is at a right angle to the line.

The only thing that makes this difficult is the fact that you have to take the line off the line holder, and make sure it's coming off from the bottom, so that you don't have any twists in the line.
 
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It's all good bud. I just mentioned the last thing cause of how BPS has their monstrous machine of a spooling station setup. Absolutely sweet machine. You could literally spool like 50 spools in an hour. It's unreal.

Can't wait to see what ya come up with. I am sure that it will work. Just how small are you shooting to make it?
 
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