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Old 05-05-2009, 08:32 PM
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I usually fish pretty light and carry a Fishpond bag. I am starting to get a little crowded in the bag and need to organize my spools of tippet material. How do you all carry yours. Don't really want a lanyard around the neck.
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I like the horizontal- Mountain River Lanyards: Tippet Carriers

Mine's on a butt pack, not sure I'd like it so well on a chest pack. Then again, I don't ever want a chest pack so we'z all good.
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I just thread my spools on a peice of 6mm accessory cord. Usually, I carry the bundle in a vest pocket but sometimes I'll clip it on a cheapy small aluminum carabiner on a vest D ring.
Cliff's tippet lanyard thing looks pretty good too. I might just have to check that out.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:17 PM
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I still prefer vests, and my William Joseph Fusion Vest has six built-in tippit spool holders inside two of the flybox pockets. I use three for 5-7x Frogs Hair mono and the other three for 5-7x Frogs Hair fluoro.
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My personal favorite solution is a model similar to the tippet post shown but it uses a nylon sleeve protected cord "post" rather than a metal post--unfortunately no longer available from Mayfly.

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I just carry 3-6X spools in one of my vest pockets. I'll often add a section
of 5X tippet to a 4X leader, rather than changing the leader itself. If I'm using
one of my knotted leaders, say 4X, and need a 3X leader, I snip off the 4X
tippet, and add 20" of 3X. If I need a 5X leader, I'll snip off all but 6" of the
4X tippet, and add 20" of 5X, and so on with 6X: snip off all but 6" of 4X, tie
in 6" of 5X, and then add a 20" tippet section of 6X.

Having written all that, I've been using knotless leaders lately, so my handy
formula above isn't much good to me. I can rig up a 3X knotless leader so
that it tapers down to a 5X, so...........

One thing I can say about where to hang stuff, is try to avoid hanging
things on the same side as your casting arm. Line just seems to get hung
up on my right side, but YMMV.
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I carry them in my vest pocket bunched in "3's"....ie: 4x/5x/6x Rio Fluoro spools which interlock.....these are the sizes I use the most. I'm wary of using some device whereby the spools are hanging outside and off my vest exposed to the sun all day - since to keep the material longer lasting they recommend keeping it out of direct sunlight.
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For the price I think I will try one of the verticle lanyards. The one Cliff showed looks good and I have seen a few on Ebay. Actually the one Orevis sells does not look bad either. I figured there would be a few guys on the board that made custom ones.
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Hmmmm.....I would get one of the hanging thingies if 1) I were a guide; 2) I
changed flies a LOT; 3) ....I don't really have any more reasons .

I think the sort of quick access that the hanging spool thing gives is really only useful if you're changing flies often, and then only if you're changing
tippet size as well. With a 20"-24" tippet section, you should be able to change flies several times before adding more tippet. I hang only 3 things
from my vest: a pair of hemostats, a pair of nippers, and a hook hone. A net
is carried sometimes. I like Rip Tide's link to the spool wallet, and I store
mine flat, not stacked. Doesn't the Fishpond have mesh pockets for leaders?
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