What are all you Fishermen doing with your lines when they’re not actually getting a stretch…? How do you manage them; how do you make them work for you? Obsessed fishermen will have more than a handful of lines, maybe even a case full, especially those that travel or fish for a variety of species in a variety of locations and conditions. Dealing with a collection of fly lines is one thing that’s been overlooked, in a world where virtually every other facet of the angler’s needs is catered for with a multitude of fancy products. Existing methods of storing and protecting our lines are still largely a DIY thing – nails on the wall of the garage or old manufacturers’ spools; not much order or protection… And how do you travel with them?
A good fly line is expensive; it’s worth looking after. It’s also not the most convenient thing to deal with. As travelled fisherman, we believe that what we’re offering here is line management tool covering all the bases in a simple but well considered gadget. OmniSpool LineMan products are intended as an indispensable complement to every line you either already own or are about to buy, not a fashion accessory. That said, the functionality, design and look of the OmniSpool LineMan products are pretty cool. Purpose built and at a fraction of the price of the line it’ll be holding, your Switchbox will more than pay for itself in terms of practicality, convenience, improved overall condition and greatly extended life of your fly line. Plus there are the spare spools you won’t have to buy.
And it’s not just fly fishermen we’re thinking of: they’ll also work well for the carefully made up leaders and traces used with heavier conventional angling gear… “Once you’re using them, you’ll wonder what you did without them.”
We fish. And travel and fish. A lot. The OmniSpool Switchbox is born of our own experience and needs, to solve several problems at once. They’ll probably seem obvious:
1) With spare reel spools no longer needed, you save not only on cash, but also weight .
2) Locating the lines you want when they’re stacked at home takes no time.
3) Identifying your lines is easy. Label your Switchboxes and stack them together in groups (line weights, densities, whatever…)
4) You don’t have to dig around in your bag feeling for loose lines or spools when you’re out fishing, or find they’re not there when you need them because they were too awkward to pack.
5) Your line isn’t a mess when you need it; it’s in good working order.
6) You don’t need four hands or a buddy to deal with rod, reel, lines etc.
7) You don’t need a bulky line winder any more.
8 ) If you use multi tip lines, you might splash out on a spare box to hold the heads, clipped to the side of the main running line. We’ve found that these speciality lines aren’t much use if you can’t find the head wallet…
And the LineCarebox was a pretty natural progression into making line cleaning and treatment easier and more efficient, too.
|Seasoned fly anglers, if you weren’t already sold, should at least now be clocking all the time you’ve spent getting your gear together before a trip. And more frustrating, the excessive time it (always) seems to take to tackle up once you get there when you should already be out on the water. A whole lot of that time is spent fiddling around with fly lines. “…Yup”|
|Out on the Water . . .|