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Spool Keepers Made Easy an easy DIY!!!

(mod wasn't sure where to put this because it is actually salt and fresh related)

I recently saw this info on another site and appreciated the cool idea. With the posters permission, I wanted to share this idea for keeping your mainline and leader spools tidy. I ended up making a few of these myself and they work great!!!

Twitch said:
Spent an episode of Law and Order making up a pile of spool keepers, and figured someone on here may want to make a few of their own, so here ya go.

First, round up the following :
"Pony Beads" *
E-6000 glue *
1/4" Elastic * (* denotes availabilty from a craft store)
3/8" heat shrink tubing (auto store)
Lighter (Dan S.)
Ruler
Scissors

Now, you'll have enough material to make dozens and dozens of these things, so maybe go in with a couple friends.


Next,
~ Cut heat shrink tubing into 1/4" - 3/8" wide little rings
~ Lay out a few dozen pony beads
~ Cut elastic into desired lengths depending on spools to be put on
(- 5 1/2" for '1/4lb spools, i.e., Berkley Big Game, Maxima Hi Vis)
(- 8" for Maxima Leader Spools)
(- 10" for Maxima One Shot Spools, 100-1500 yd TufLine, etc.)

- Now, put two small drops of E-6000 glue, one opposite the other on the edge of a pony bead.
- Simply squeeze the two ends of an elastic band against the glue for 30 sec. or so.
- Once it's adhered enough you can let go, slide a ring of heat shrink tubing over the bead/elastic band ends.
- Hit 'er with the lighter, shrinking it all down nice and snug.

Whala!


Have fun!
http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/622602/1.html

Thrasher

(thanks Twitch)
 

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I'm on my way to Micheal's craft store as soon as I get out of the shower!!!! This is the best tip I have soon in 2010. I can never seem to control the spare cartridges for my BFR and Dragonfly reels. Thanks Thrasher (and your buddy Twitch)
 

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nice idea, but wayyyy to much work for me::), I just use size#64 rubber bands from the RC hobbie shop:thumbup:
Cool, do your rubberbands have a hole made in them that allows the line to easily dispense thru? If so, I agree, that would be a great way to do it, and easy at that. To date, I have yet to find a rubberband that had a hole in it to dispense the line.

You can pm me where you pick up the rubberbands with the holes, I would like to try them. Thank you
 

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BCFR Idea of the Year award Nominee!!! LOL. I'm definitely making some of those!!
 

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I just saw another guuy who had that done to his spools so i made up a bunch. Easy as pie. if you get the adhesive lined heat shink no need for glue.
 

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Wide rubber bands and hole punch. Easy as "punch"
The rubber bands will not spin as easily, not to mention, they will tear in time.

I was merely offering an idea, if guys are happy with rubber bands, that's great! :)
 

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You can't really win Thrasher.

BUT! It's an awesome idea.
Cuts down on my Christmas shoppin', helps me use some shrinkwrap I've had kickin' around forever and when I take my Daughter to the craft store to replace her missing beads (hmmmm) Bonus points!
THANKS!
 

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I have been doing something very similar but using a rivet to bind the two ends. You can get a diy rivet kit form walmart craft section. It includes a hole punch and a rivet compression bit. All you need is a hammer to compress the rivet.
 

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I have been doing something very similar but using a rivet to bind the two ends. You can get a diy rivet kit form walmart craft section. It includes a hole punch and a rivet compression bit. All you need is a hammer to compress the rivet.
Cool

One thing I like about the style I posted is that since I am around the salt quite a bit, I never have to worry about rust. How do your rivets hold up to salty environment?
 

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I believe that something like this comes on Rio Fluro tippet reels but, this is much easier and cheaper than using up all that tippet just to get the keeper.
 

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Cool

One thing I like about the style I posted is that since I am around the salt quite a bit, I never have to worry about rust. How do your rivets hold up to salty environment?
I have only been using these in fresh water but the rivets are brass. They may tarnish but won't rust the same as steel.
 

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Inspired by the spool keeper idea, I've taken some 1 mm neoprene and cut to thin strips, aquasealed em' in a loop, and punched a small hole. If the bond fails I'll sew em', and if the hole spreads I'll add a grommet. Thrashers keeper/slugger's grommeted keeper/improved punched rubber band..... cuz I need more little projects to whittle away at my time! Bloody hell!
 

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Hopefully this thread was helpful to those who chose to make some of these. I know that they have sure cleaned up my cabinets and tackle boxes on the boat.

If anyone has any other questions, pm me.
 
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