Tippet Tenders

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#1
Just returned from MT and doing a little guide duty with my brother and great nephew. Loose elastics that allow lines to hang all over the place is annoying. I'm looking at buying either the "Shark-tooth" or these to replace the tippet tenders that come with RIO spools. Anyone use these or have other suggestions? Thanks
tippet spool tender.jpg
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#7
Go to Walmart and pick up some Elastic band, beads, shrink wrap, and super glue. Should be able to whip out more than you will ever need in an evening.
In looking at the construction of those in the photo, I thought about DIY, but wondered if I would just spend all the savings on the learning curve. Anyone know if the shark-tooth cutter (plastic piece w/razor) are sold separately... if I go the DIY, might as well go all out.

Ben -- I just searched YouTube for a DIY video on how to make these... nothing found... you could be first (hint, hint) :).
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#11
I'm not that obsessed with my tippet material. The spools all goes in a vest pocket and if some of them unravels, so be it. Whatever unravels is picked first for use. This is a warning to the other tippet so they make an effort to hide out on their spools.

The intimidation tender system...:)
 
#12
I have some of the ones you showed in your post. I like them and I even use some on my larger monofilament spools.

I know in one of the fishing forums someone described how they made their own tippet tenders. If I can find that information, I will let you know.
 
#13
I'm not that obsessed with my tippet material. The spools all goes in a vest pocket and if some of them unravels, so be it. Whatever unravels is picked first for use. This is a warning to the other tippet so they make an effort to hide out on their spools.

The intimidation tender system...:)


You Brute!
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#15
I like the tippet spools from Sci Ang. They have that little tab on the back to stick your leader in and then cut it off. No tangled mess and no need for a rubber band around the spool. Plus the tippet spools all click together.