Line holders

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Line holders

Postby mtnmanca » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:19 pm

I'm looking for some ideas/pics of what you use to hold you line & tippet for tenkara fishing. Homemade and stuff you have lying around the house that would work. I did have a useful idea for flies. A Altoids can, some foam from a old sleeping may and the line tying quick pic you get in the inside back of your level
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Re: Line holders

Postby Vince_villavivencio » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:51 pm


When walking between pools, I like to store the line one the rod via EZ Keepers. However, I stumbled upon video with an easier idea using buttons and rubber bands. Do a Google search on “tenkara button keepers” and you’ll see a YouTube video called “Button Keepers (Alternative to EZ Keepers) Tenkara – YouTube”. I’m not sure if can still be viewed. Here is another look at the same idea which was posted on the Tenkara USA Forum:

I currently use the Tenkara Line Holder sold here on Tenkara USA for storing the line and fly overnight (basically when I’m not going to fish for a while – like lunch time):

Lately, I got a few ideas on using the Smith Creek Rig Keeper:

Thanks for posting your idea on using an Altoids can as a fly box!

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Re: Line holders

Postby tenkarautah » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:18 pm

Here is my homemade rig. I used a few foam line holders together and made a small pocket for flies. I also carved out a spot for line nippers. You can carry two lines and some tippet.
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Re: Line holders

Postby Mickey » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:30 am

That is a good idea.

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Re: Line holders

Postby brianb2 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:51 am

tenkarautah wrote:
Here is my homemade rig.

Great idea, if imitation is flattery then be flattered because I'm going to use this idea.
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Re: Line holders

Postby tsegelke » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:48 am

Any empty tippet spool works.
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Re: Line holders

Postby RonT1 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:25 pm

Bamboo and 'O' rings for transport, leader box for spares.
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Re: Line holders

Postby outdoor.mne » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:20 am

Good job Ron!
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