Last season I discovered the “Shark Tooth Spool Management System” from Loon Outdoors. The system is an elastic band with a cutter attached that allows you to strip out tippet and then slice it off without having to grab a nipper, or, even worse, bite it.
It comes in several sizes with the red (large) and blue (small) being of interest to fly anglers.
Most tippet spools use the small (blue) size. I did not know there was a difference – thinking that one size fits all – and originally bought the red. It only fits the Cortland sized tippet spools. Since I had a couple of those, I wrapped the tippet from other manufacturers onto these spools to use the system.
I found it to be very handy and much easier to use than a nipper. Instead of having to hold spool, line and nipper, you only need to grab the spool and the line.
Cabela’s has them – others do as well – just search on “shark tooth” spool
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