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Now that I have a wheel house I'm in need of some rattle reels.  I have looked at a bunch of them and want to hear what others use.  I don't want to have a reel at every hole but I want to able to move them from hole to hole(not permanently mounted in one spot).   What would be a good option to do that?

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I have the Lindell's in my big house. While I "like" them, I don't necessarily "love" them. Last year I picked up a second, slightly smaller fishouse and decided explore a few different options. I picked up the following:

 

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Productive 101 - $11

 

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Rattelwheel -$20

 

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Lakco - $6

 

SO,,,,,, the results? I actually really like the old-school wood reel for the money and sound. The rattlesnake is REALLY nice. I like the puck design that lets you move them around and use other accessories (like the lindells). I knew what I was getting with the Lakco... but also know from experience that after about 5 years the plastic will get brittle and they will have to be replaced. I guess that right now, I am considering outfitting the bigger house w/ rattlesnakes and moving the lindells to the smaller house. We only use them at night, so I can't quite justify spending the dough on products like the northern lights ( $50...wow)

 

Just my two cents

 

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47 minutes ago, rl_sd said:

I have the Lindell's in my big house. While I "like" them, I don't necessarily "love" them. Last year I picked up a second, slightly smaller fishouse and decided explore a few different options. I picked up the following:

 

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Productive 101 - $11

 

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Rattelwheel -$20

 

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Lakco - $6

 

SO,,,,,, the results? I actually really like the old-school wood reel for the money and sound. The rattlesnake is REALLY nice. I like the puck design that lets you move them around and use other accessories (like the lindells). I knew what I was getting with the Lakco... but also know from experience that after about 5 years the plastic will get brittle and they will have to be replaced. I guess that right now, I am considering outfitting the bigger house w/ rattlesnakes and moving the lindells to the smaller house. We only use them at night, so I can't quite justify spending the dough on products like the northern lights ( $50...wow)

 

Just my two cents

 

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I have been leaning towards the rattlesnakes because you can move them around so I would only need a couple of them.  I also looked at the north lights one but I to cant justify the money for the little bit I use them.

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This is kinda crazy.......I use all three of those.

 

the catch cover rattle snake is the best all around

 

the wooden ones I have clips I clip on my counter top to put over the holes.

 

the orange one I riveted to magnets to the back to use over my bunk hole.

 

I do have one of the northern lights......love it.

 

just a heads up to you guys, ther is an adaptor that the northern lights rattle wheel makes which allows it to be used with the catch cover puck system. It is a plastic wedge and hook. 

 

What I did was picked up two of the extra adaptors to use with the catch cover puck system.

 

I can use my wooded productive rattle wheels & northern lights all with the catch cover pucks. Simply just take the clamp off the wooden rattle wheel and use the hole with the hook adaptor. 

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I was at the Hard water Expo in Blaine this past weekend and found these rattle reels for $10 a piece and the wall mounts were only $1 each.  So I bought two rattle reels and 5 mounts(one for each hole).  They might not be the greatest but they also didn't cost me more then $25 so I'm happy with them.  They will work just fine for the little bit I will use them.  I really liked the northern lights reels but I just couldn't pay what they wanted.  The wife really liked them too until she saw how much they were haha.

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1 hour ago, BunchOfish said:

Now that I have the reels, what everyone use for line on them?  It seems like fly line is pretty popular.

Fly line is the only way to go. I have barrel swivels 3 foot up. Tried tip up line and finally got sick of cutting out knots.

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On 11/25/2019 at 10:22 PM, Agronomist_at_IA said:

Anyone ever come across the venom rattle reel?

 

 

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I did a little refining with my setup.  Wanted to try the venom rattle reel......e mailed the guy on utube said he does not make them anymore.

 

I got rid of the productive alternative clamp ons. I ended up going with 6 rattle snakes, 2 northern lights, and one lacko.

 

I plan to run both northern lights off an accessory plug with a splitter. The Lacko I riveted two round magnets on the back, and magnet it to the KS bunk rail bracket above one hole. I think I will like this setup.

 

I also talked to catch cover.....they maybe bringing a rattle snake/northern lights style rattle reel next year.

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On 11/28/2019 at 12:29 AM, Agronomist_at_IA said:

I also talked to catch cover.....they maybe bringing a rattle snake/northern lights style rattle reel next year.

 

Not sure what you mean by "rattle snake / Northern lights" style ?

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