Like I say in the video I have to give credit where credit is due – a tenkara fishing Facebook friend of mine, Mark, posted a link to these spools with a case (Magnetic Closure Box with 8 Fishing Bobbin Spools) – which is a nice option. But I opted to get just spools and skip the case (20 Ecru Foam Spools). You can also get a case with 16 spools Or you can get just 10 spools. Check out foam spools on AliExpress too.
So I was interested in getting a bunch of these because I was being overrun by unlabeled level line. Every time I go fishing I’d cut a piece off of the spool fish with it then, when I was done wrap it on the rod handle, or put it in a baggie – next time out I’d have no clue what # line it was. I never had enough spools to handle all the line weights and lengths. Sure you can get other nicer spools (and they work fine) – but they’re quite a bit more expensive – and I wanted a cheap solution to the problem.
The spools are a soft-ish foam (EVA?) and measure about 1-3/4″. I was worried that the diameter would be too small and result in annoying coils that were hard to get out of the lines – but it wasn’t a problem. The line does come off coiled but, as the video shows, it’s quite easy to remedy.