[DIY] How to Make a Tippet Spool Tender

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows us how to make a DIY tippet spool tender. If you have OCD tendencies (like me) and messy tippet spools bug you, Tim is here to help.

You can also use these handy little spool tenders to tame lots of spooled fly tying material that might be misbehaving on your fly tying bench.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own spool tenders:

Soft Stretch Elastic Band, 1/4″
Clear Plastic Tubing, 3/16″ OD (1/8″ ID)
Heat Shrink Tubing, 1/4″ (that shrinks to 1/8″)
Hot Glue Gun (with glue rods)


About the author

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

You May Also Like

Get Directions to the Best Places to Fish in America!

Check out our interactive map of over 30,000 of the best places to fly fish in the US. Get directions to access points, boat ramps, and real-time USGS stream flow data.