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multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby Adam Trahan » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:04 pm

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Click on the image above, they don't make these any longer, hopefully, these guys still have them.

I have owned and operated one of these tippet dispensers for more than a decade now. It is perfect for minimalists who are also technicians. My spools are loaded with flourocarbon in varying X's. The inside of the circle is enough room for several flys. The black thing rotates and pulls out with three places to wind on a extra Tenkara line...

It's really all you need.

Click below for a story I wrote about it many moons ago.

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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby rsetina » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:18 pm

Thank you so much for posting this little gem. I order 2, one for me and one for my wife. This type of spool and storage is perfect for Tenkara minimalist fishing. I have learned and am still learning that you don't need a vest and all kinds of equipment to fish. Just the essentials. This is essential. Just the right size. You can add a furled leader in one and 5X in another and still have room for more.
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12' Ebisu and 13.5' Amago, 12' Iwana with a conversion handle, and an Ito.
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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:10 pm

Nice, I like that! Will give it a try.
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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby CM_Stewart » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:40 am

Couldn't find that on the Feather-Craft site.

The only thing I've run across that looks like an interesting line holder is a "Pip's Box", also called a "Pip's Leader Dispenser"

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http://www.mackslure.com/pipsvideo.asp

I don't have one so I don't know how well it would work in practice, but it looks like you could hold your line, with tippet and fly attached, and a half dozen other flies hooked into the cork as well. It was designed to hold several short (3') leaders with hooks attached, but I assume you could use it for a single 13' line/tippet/fly. You'd have to carry tippet spools separately, though.

Cabela's carries it, as do several other on line shops.
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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby narcodog » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:04 am

I ordered one this morning I hope it gets here before I leave for the West, on Monday.
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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby CM_Stewart » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:24 am

narcodog,

If it was the Loop product you ordered, where did you find it?
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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby Adam Trahan » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:18 am

Click on the first image, it is to a page where you order it. If they have them, buy one, I believe they do not make them anymore and I know they work, I've had mine for many years and use it every time I fish. There are others like this, I believe in aluminum but very costly and not all the features. Ath? or some designer like that. It took me about twenty minutes of searching the internet to find that purchase link for the Loop tippet box.
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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby CM_Stewart » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:02 am

We must have been searching at the same time. I also found one of the Loop Tippet Dispensers here: http://www.compleatangler.biz/InTheWater/Misccat.htm
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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby narcodog » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:58 pm

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Re: multi-purpose tippet ~ line ~ fly box

Postby narcodog » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:01 pm

CM_Stewart wrote:We must have been searching at the same time. I also found one of the Loop Tippet Dispensers here: http://www.compleatangler.biz/InTheWater/Misccat.htm


I think you found a better deal. Mine was $27.00 shipped. CRAP.
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