Today we present you with a super simple, yet super useful tip shown to us by long time Deneki pal, Michael Gracie.. When changing out fly lines (or storing them for the off-season), use the fly line spool as a line winder!
It’s always nice to store fly lines on a spool whenever possible. Storing lines in large free coils works great to reduce memory in the line, but rigging them back up can be a pain in the butt. Here’s a simple way to wind line onto an old fly line spool quickly, while still storing them in loose ‘memory resistant’ coils.
On your next fishing trip, consider packing along an extra line spool, they make great line winders in a pinch!
David Grubb says
I was fortunate to be paired with Mike for 6 days of Bone fishing at Andros South recently. He is a very interesting guy and a great teacher.
I was wondering about a good way to store and swap fly lines, now that I am accumulating a few, and appreciate the tip.
Thank you, Mike