Omnispool – Lines Made Simple
No “Systems” or “Solutions” here – this is fishing stuff… (US PATENT 9,314,006 B2)
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 different 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 line is expensive; it’s worth looking after. It’s also not the most convenient thing to deal with. As travelled fishermen, we believe that what we’re offering here is line management tool covering all the bases in a simple but well considered gadget. Omnispool provides an indispensable complement to every line you either already own or are yet to buy, not a fashion accessory. That said, the functionality, design and look of the Omnispool 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 extended life of your fly line. Plus there are the spare spools you won’t have to buy for your reels.
And it’s not just fly fishermen we’re thinking of: they’ll work well for the carefully made up leaders and traces used with heavier conventional angling gear and they’re popular for managing BRAID and such – that stuff ain’t cheap either... and HEED this: A Cautionary Tale
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 obvious problems at once:
Spare spools no longer needed - you save cash; and weight.
Locating lines stacked at home takes no time.
Identifying lines is easy. Label Switchboxes and stack them together in groups (line weights, densities, whatever…)
No more digging around in your bag feeling for loose lines or spools when out fishing, or finding they’re not there because they were too awkward to pack.
Line isn’t spaghetti when you need it; it’s in good working order.
You don’t need four hands or a buddy to deal with rod, reel, lines etc.
No need for a bulky line winder.
If you use multi tip lines, maybe 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…
So change lines when you should. Fish smart...
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, you 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.
(US PATENT 9,314,006 B2)
Out on the water...
“Every once in a while we come across a unique product that makes our lives a whole lot easier… We recently got our hands on such a product, it’s called the Omnispool Switchbox, and we think its a game changer…”
See full review – Deneki Outdoors
“We have had the chance to thoroughly test the new Omnispool Switchboxes here at Fin Chasers, and they are truly ingenious…”
See full review – Rasmus Ovesen
Editor – Fin Chasers Magazine
“I take these things around the world with me and can honestly say that they have saved my lines (and sanity) on numerous occasions. Switching lines out has never been easier… and, no, I was not paid to say that.”
– April Vokey
“Fly fishers, this is a great, quality product. Get you some and you won’t be sorry.”
– Dick C.
Professional Guide, Florida
“This super-easy to use line-storage system is very, very clever!”
– Total Flyfisher Magazine
“Your product is what I have been looking for for years! I fish Shooting Heads [floating to T-14] with running line all connected by loop to loop connections. This keeps me fishing in all stages of the tide. I change heads A LOT so your product ROCKS. I will definately be getting more.”
– John K.
“Used the Omnispool Switchbox to change lines on the flats and in the surf zone out the back of a flats dry bag, what a pleasure! Guests were all impressed… We are sold on them!”
– Keith Clover
Director, Tourette Fishing – Pro Guide