So what do you get for your money?
The Omnispool Switchbox is the basis of the set up.
Quickspool — quick loading and unloading of reels; quick, easy line changes on the water; easy handling in conjunction with rod and reel. Load ’em up.
Travel — select the lines you need for each outing, clip them together and throw them in your gear bag – find them when you need them; robust but light; protection against salt and grit.
Stack — clip them together for simple organisation out in the field and when you get back to base; label your switchboxes for easy line identification. Sort them, stack them, store them.
See also: Technical Specs Page
Compact octagonal design that fits neatly in one hand yet will accommodate almost all fly lines.
Sturdy but lightweight construction for durability, and you can still see what’s in them when they’re closed.
Smooth, non abrasive line aperture in lid.
Line guide in centre of spool for easy wind up and easy release on the way out (no clips, no slots).
Smooth revolution inside the box, designed to beat overwind.
One-touch removable box lid; the ‘box can be opened one-handed.
Spool can be clipped to the outside of the Switchbox for use externally: the second half of the shell acts as a stand for winding / unwinding. This in turn can be attached to further stacked Switchboxes for support. Or you can just hold it down with your foot.
Clip lock system enables boxes to be stacked together for travel or storage.
Sturdy Omnispool crank handle, grooved to fit through the spool and around the line; fits in either side, so no matter if you’re left or right handed. (Sold separately – you won’t need many, but they're essential! Don’t forget to order.)Switchbox Graphics and Instructions
Optional: (really useful) slide on Linecarebox for line maintenance; once attached, both Switchbox and Linecarebox can be handled as one unit. Stowed neatly to Switchbox when not in use so you know where it is when you want it. (also sold separately – don’t forget to order)
Optional: snap on Arbor Spacers offer a choice of two larger arbor sizes; useful for smaller fly lines and now popular amongst conventional anglers storing and switching BRAID lines in particular.
(US PATENT 9,314,006 B2)
“Well now I am impressed, and it takes a lot to impress me. Received the shipment and loaded, unloaded and reloaded fly lines for a solid hour… tried to beat it up — finds its flaws. Couldn’t. This system has everything! I can’t think of a darned thing to improve it. My plug for Omnispool at High Sky Rivers begins like this: ‘Whoever designed the Omnispool Switchbox is a genius…”
– Wayne Snyder
Solo Travelling Angler, High Sky River Qwest.
“I’ve given the Omnispool a thorough test and what a great piece of kit! I wanted to change a line from one reel to another, and it took me less than 5 minutes for the entire process – I’m impressed! I particularly like the pre-tension when winding a line from the Switchbox onto a reel. That saves so much time and will prevent tangles when the next monster goes on a 50+ yard run. It means it is entirely feasible to take different line densities loaded on the Omnispool cartridges when travelling overseas, knowing they can be changed in a moment, thereby saving weight and expense.”
– Iain Johnston
“SWEET. Great product. Everyone should have at least 6!”
– Jeff D.
“Enjoy… as illustrated on Sunday. I quickly changed lines before heading out and did the same next to the water during the day – LOVE this system. Yes, LOVE!”
– Pieter T.
Editor – Vagabond Fly Magazine, South Africa
“I received all the goods. Thanks, they are great! I will spread the word! The Omnispool system is absolutely ideal for the purpose!”
– Petrus G.
Pretoria, South Africa