November 14, 2016

Snap-On Line Winders

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, or if you have seen my tenkara videos, you know that I prefer clip-on line winders for line management while on stream. I prefer them to EZ-Keepers, spools or other methods.  I've been using mine since 2013. I started out not sure if I'd like them, but over the years I've seen that they work better for me than anything else I've used.

Until recently, you could only get these line winders on eBay, from foreign sources. But now they are available from a US source.

Some months back I visited Brent and Brandon, of Dragontail Tenkara, at their office, and during the conversation I mentioned that they should consider getting the line winders. I mentioned how well they work for me and seem to be a perfect match for holding the line when moving from one fishing location to another.

Well, I just got an email from Brent stating that the Tenkara Snap-On Line Winders were now available from Dragontail Tenkara.

I really like these winders. I keep one in my chest pack and use it all the time. They fit the vast majority of tenkara rods; they are perfect for all of Dragontail Tenkara's rods. And if they are too large for smaller diameter rods, Dragontail provides some thin foam that will help them to fit.

My chest pack
The Snap-on Line Winder fits perfectly in my pack.

I recommend these line winders. They work great for me. Maybe they'd work well for you too!


  1. Would love to see a post with you sharing more pictures of your library/ book collection Tom

  2. Where to you attach the fly when moving from place to place?

  3. Just ordered a pair of the winders - thanks so much for the review!