View Full Version : Clip on line counters?????

12-04-2011, 11:58 PM
Do any of you guys use them? I am wanting to start my spider rigging set up but cant afford new rods and reels right now. eventually I would like to get the reels with the line counter built in, but thought maybe this would be a cheaper alternative for now.

thanks for any feedback

12-05-2011, 12:00 AM
u beat me 2 the question

12-05-2011, 08:57 AM
Don't waste your money.Thumbs Up

12-05-2011, 09:02 AM
When spider rigging I use 13' poles so I usually know about how deep I'm fishing buy just taking up or letting out a few more feet of line than the length of the pole. If I wanna fish deep then I bump the bottom with a heavy weight and count the rounds up on the reel. (My reels are about a foot per complete turn.)

12-05-2011, 09:02 AM
I have a couple. On heavier line, say 10# or more they work fine. Couldn't get them to work with 4#.

beagle man
12-05-2011, 09:40 AM
piece of crap listen to creekslick

12-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Don't waste your money.Thumbs Up

X2. Tried them, and they stink.


12-05-2011, 10:40 AM
When spider riggin all you need is something to hold the line. Line counters work for pullin cranks and maybe longlin'n. I use the line counter reels up here in the summer for vertical fishin because the fish are always at 28'. Tough to get exact that deep without them.

12-05-2011, 10:42 AM
You don't need a line counter reel to spider rig with. Put some kind of mark on yer rods for the depth. A GOOD reel like those cheap Slab Seekers would be nice.


12-05-2011, 10:45 AM
You can do like Roger Gant and put a mark about 2 feet in front of yer reel, and pull the line out however many pulls to reach yer depth, then mark yer line.


12-05-2011, 10:56 AM
Ya don't need line counters to spider rig.

12-05-2011, 11:08 AM
Thank you everyone, you saved me some money

12-05-2011, 11:27 AM
I agree with the rest of the guys that you don't need line counters for spider rigging. I did try one of the clip on counter for long lining but it was a waste of time and money with the 6 lb line.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy the time on the lake.