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Old 23-07-2019, 01:17 AM
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Hi all,

Anyone have any experience with Line counters for braided line from 4 to 15lb?
I have 300m spools of 4 6 8 and 10lb that I want to use 100m by 100m.
Looking at the cheaper ones on eBay and other sites but not sure if they work well?
If anyone has had one please send me your recommendations on what one to buy...

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Old 23-07-2019, 01:32 AM
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The one that Yellow and I have with the round orange wheel works pretty well as I do the exact same thing as you, but split my 125 yard spools.

Yiu can get digital versions but stick with the mechanical one imho
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Old 23-07-2019, 02:34 AM
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1pc-0-99...72.m2749.l2649

I bought this, plastics are cheap but it works well and its pretty accurate. Cant complain when its under $10 to your door.
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Old 23-07-2019, 03:05 AM
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Yeah I got the same as Slaz and Alex.

The only thing you need to watch - is keeping tension on the line.

The orange wheel spins as the line is pulled through - so if you try to pull loose line through - it wont spin - if it doesnt spin - it doesnt count.

It doesnt take much tension to make it work and it isnt a big deal but its something to consider
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Old 23-07-2019, 04:41 AM
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I just drew arrows in the direction the wheel has to rotate to ensure the numbers go the right way...

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I do need to update my line holder though... You've inspired me...
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Old 23-07-2019, 05:46 AM
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I just drew arrows in the direction the wheel has to rotate to ensure the numbers go the right way...

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I do need to update my line holder though... You've inspired me...
He he - Mine just counts backward from 1000
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Old 23-07-2019, 09:30 AM
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Yeah I got the same as Slaz and Alex.

The only thing you need to watch - is keeping tension on the line.

The orange wheel spins as the line is pulled through - so if you try to pull loose line through - it wont spin - if it doesnt spin - it doesnt count.

It doesnt take much tension to make it work and it isnt a big deal but its something to consider
Is the pencil an essential component?
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Old 23-07-2019, 10:25 AM
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Is the pencil an essential component?
Those line counters are made to clip onto a fishing rod - So I needed something cylindrical to clamp onto.

The pencil worked
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Old 23-07-2019, 06:42 PM
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Really appreciate the help! Absolute legends...

Thank you again

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Old 23-07-2019, 11:07 PM
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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1pc-0-99...72.m2749.l2649

I bought this, plastics are cheap but it works well and its pretty accurate. Cant complain when its under $10 to your door.
I can vouch for its simplicity and effectiveness as Alex's unit showed a few days ago. Thanks for help Al.

Just ordered one for myself using the link provided.
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Those line counters are made to clip onto a fishing rod - So I needed something cylindrical to clamp onto.

The pencil worked
I'm a bit worried about the clamping pressure it exerted onto the rod - only have to clamp it onto your finger to see the pressure it can clamp force.

I'm going to have to update the line spooling contraption like yours but angle the line counter upwards so you can see the numbers 10 feet away.
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I'm a bit worried about the clamping pressure it exerted onto the rod - only have to clamp it onto your finger to see the pressure it can clamp force.

I'm going to have to update the line spooling contraption like yours but angle the line counter upwards so you can see the numbers 10 feet away.
Yeah that clamp really hangs on.

My spooling device took about 10 seconds to think up and not much longer to make - so I'll be interested to see what you come up with
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Old 24-07-2019, 03:14 AM
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My one is similar but in this orientation as to be able to put a brick or something heavy where the pink arrow points to.

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Ill have to build an outrigger as to where yours point's out to as to be able to put the line counter in the direction of line flow.

I would also like to be able to use a bulldog clip (on an outrigger after the line counter) as to be able to attach a wet sponge as to wet the line with water or Salt Off before it goes through the runners and onto the spool.
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My one is similar but in this orientation as to be able to put a brick or something heavy where the pink arrow points to.

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Ill have to build an outrigger as to where yours point's out to as to be able to put the line counter in the direction of line flow.

I would also like to be able to use a bulldog clip (on an outrigger after the line counter) as to be able to attach a wet sponge as to wet the line with water or Salt Off before it goes through the runners and onto the spool.
I got excited when you mentioned bull dog clips and wet sponges - hurry up and make it so I can steal you design

Any thing that incorporates stolen office supplies, rates very highly with me

If you can steal a cable tie from the IT department -
a bulldog clip from Stationary cupboard -
and a plastic pot, from tomato plants you convinced human resources, would improve moral if you made a veggie garden................... - suddenly you have the ultimate stubbie holder for a wooden boat with a thin coaming around the edge to keep the water out
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Any thing that incorporates stolen office supplies, rates very highly with me

If you can steal a cable tie from the IT department -
a bulldog clip from Stationary cupboard -
and a plastic pot, from tomato plants you convinced human resources, would improve moral if you made a veggie garden................... - suddenly you have the ultimate stubbie holder for a wooden boat with a thin coaming around the edge to keep the water out
You need to Patent this thing Larry, otherwise the ebay will be flooded with cheap overseas made imitations
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