Fly Line Winders
Posted July 14 2009 - 9:21 PM
Posted July 15 2009 - 7:54 AM
Posted July 15 2009 - 8:55 AM
It's a C-clamp , expandable-diameter line winder.
If you install loops at the front and rear of your flylines, the loops will fit easily over the "prongs" of the winder to get you started .
Then it's only a matter of un-doing the loop-to-loop connection of your backing-to-line.
I usually secure the line coils with pieces of old shoelaces.
Line coils can then simply be stored in sandwich baggies,
Nice thing about this tool is that it travels anywhere, & you need no extra spools,etc. to store the removed line. Also makes cleaning lines a snap.
Posted July 15 2009 - 9:14 AM
I also have the Berkely winding station which you can use to put the fly line back onto the spool that they come on. This gets the line back in the original box but it's a pain to get the line on the spool. You have to turn the spool by hand because you are kind of using the line winder in reverse. It's made to get the line from the bulk spool(factory fly line spool in this case) onto the reel. It's a little slow but it works.
Posted July 15 2009 - 10:25 AM
Sometimes when I'm in a line winding frenzy I turn on Hendrix nice and loud and pretend I'm recording the gig on a reel to reel tape. Just like Shaggy Dog Studio's in the Berkshires. Janis Jopplin and Hendrix did a ton of good stuff at that joint. Made some pretty good records too.
Just off Route 7, north of Stockbridge. Aaaaah, dem were da days!
The zip lock clear plastic bags with lines inside allow you to store more lines in a draw. Just mark the pertinent facts maker, color, model, and even length and style. 105' rocket taper. ridged cold salt water , tropical tarpon taper, etc.
Posted July 15 2009 - 2:16 PM
Posted July 15 2009 - 2:43 PM
Posted July 15 2009 - 5:07 PM
The expandable/collapsible type of line winder like the Angler's Image one also looks nice. I could see where it would be good to store the fly line in larger loose coils so there would be less line memory. This system would also allow the fly lines to dry out before being put away....Are there any other +'s and -'s to using this system?
Posted July 15 2009 - 6:07 PM
The big minus is space. It takes up a lot of room to use the original spools, if you only use it for home organization it's no problem but travel is different. For example, on my Loreto-San Diego trip I travelled with 9 rods, 6 reels, 2 extra spools for the reels, all with fly lines, then had 11 more fly lines with me. Besides that I had 12 spools of leader material, backing etc. It all adds up so I saved a good amount of space and weight by having the lines coiled loosely in ziplock bags (I have my carry on bag down to 41 lb which is good for international travel).
Posted July 16 2009 - 11:21 AM
Posted July 17 2009 - 10:02 AM
Works for me and not expensive.
Not looking for projects, just want to get lines on and off quickly and maybe clean them while I'm at it.
Posted July 18 2009 - 9:58 PM
Posted July 18 2009 - 11:32 PM
Posted July 19 2009 - 1:19 AM
the struble is the best I have seen. tibor knocked it off with a machined/anodized model if you need the bling.
Posted July 19 2009 - 2:24 PM