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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

We've had several requests for professional quality line winders.  Frankly, they're not inexpensive propositions.  There are small devices that work well for straight mono in lighter tests, but don't work worth a darn for heavier line and are frankly useless with Spectra.  The models we list on this page are appropriate for serious fishermen and charter operators. All models listed are made by Triangle Manufacturing. We generally have these winders in our inventory.  However, should we run out of one model expect a two to three week wait in the fulfillment of your order. It is important to use the appropriate winder for your application. If you're trying to load 200# spectra you will not be satisfied with the results with anything less than the biggest heavy duty winder we offer. So, match your needs carefully to the particular models listed below.  When in doubt, just send us your reels.  Lots of guys do, and we'll spool them up properly and ship them back to you quickly.  Please contact us for this option.

Please note, all winders are standard USA voltage. For international clients the winders will either need modification or use of a transformer to adjust voltage. In the case of the Triangle models, this can be accomplished with minimal delay.

Sato Line Winder

BACK IN STOCK, AND BETTER THAN EVER! Price also reduced by $69, now $399 instead of $469!
The new winders will work on 110 AND 220 so our international clients can enjoy the benefits of Sato's winder.

The Sato winder is a less expensive option that also has a lot going for it in terms of flexibility. Instead of putting dollars into a motor and housing, the Sato winder makes use of a 1/2 drill to power through winding chores. With a decent 1/2" drill there's great torque, so you can deal with spooling Spectra effectively. The smaller 3/8 can work for mono, but NOT spectra. You can pick up a 1/2" drill for about $70 (or more), so factor that into the cost of this winder. This is the least expensive winder available with the power to deal with heavy spectra winding which requires much torque to spool properly - meaning tightly - so it won't dig into itself.

 

The line winder does not use a brake, you control the packing of line by adding resistance yourself. At the shop here, we rarely use a brake anyway, preferring to use a gloved hand to get a better feel for the pressure being exerted. I'd recommend the same for you. You'll also need to level the line as you put it on the reel. The only winder with a built in leveler is the big Triangle HD which runs you about $2K (for comparison). The Sato winder comes with a peddle control that allows you to vary the speed of spooling (making use of the variable speed drill's motor). (pictured right, optional line counter)

The Sato winder is a good system, and economical when compared to other options with similar capability. In reality, to get a winder capable of dealing with 135# Spectra you are usually looking for something between $1.2-2K. And, the Sato system has some unique advantages even comparing to the $2K products. For a long range fisherman or a private boater, it's a darn good option.

The Heavy Duty Linewinder Kit

bulletComes in kit form so you can say, you built it yourself.
bulletAccept big game reels up to 80 sized Penn and Shitmanos.
bulletIs infinitely adjustable and versatile.
bulletWill work with bass reels, fly-reels, salt & fresh water bait casting and level-wind reels.
bulletThe bulk spool holder will hold bulk spools up to 8 ½" wide.
bulletWill accept most corded/collared power drills.
bulletWill break down for storage and transport, not counting the board all other parts will fit in a tool box.
bulletHas a variable speed foot switch for hands free control and safety.
bulletIs relatively inexpensive compared to the professional store winders.
bulletAn analog line counter is an available option.
bulletAll aluminum and plated steel parts.
bulletVarious base platform materials available.
bulletBase platforms come unfinished so you can customize it yourself.
bulletAssembly time: less than 3 min., so simple you don't need instructions.
bulletShipping weight without drill, 17.8 lbs.

Note** KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE POWER DRILL
Because of insurance & liability issues the kit does not include a drill motor.
It can be purchased separately if desired.
A list of recommended drill motors is available.

Sato Winder Kit - Contents

bulletDrill Motor Bracket
bulletBulk Spool Holder Bracket
bulletVariable Speed Foot Switch
bulletAdjustable Reel Seat Assembly
bulletAll-thread assembly for empty spool ,
bulletAll nuts, bolts, and washers for assembly.
bullet2-driver chuck keys for various sized reel handles.
bulletUnfinished, pre-drilled support platform with rubber feet.

Optional Extras

bulletLine Counter and bracket   $100.00
bulletPre-finished platform           $ 100.00

 

Recommended Drill Motors

The following drills have been found to work the best in filling spectra onto a reel.
The amp rating is important to match up with the foot switch.
The foot-switch is rated at 6 amps.

Milwaukee #0234-6 1/2" 5.5amp 0-850rpm
Milwaukee #0244-1 1/2" 5.5amp 0-600rpm
Makita #DP4700 1/2" 0-550rpm
Makita #DP6302H 1/2" 6.5amp 0-550rpm
Craftsman 1/2", vari speed, trigger lock, model #315.101100 5.5amp
Craftsman 1/2", vari speed, trigger lock, #315 101110 6amp


Note:
For winding mono, any lower cost drill will work just fine.

 

Buy Description Price
Sato Line Winder System with board $399.99
Sato Line Winder line counter assembly $99.99

2013 - Sato is using a new foot peddle on the winders. The new model can deal with 110/220, improved from the previous model.

 

Triangle Manufacturing

 

The least expensive model we offer is the Cyclone.  It's a light duty winder, certainly not what's required for heavy lines. Consider this a freshwater winder, not strong enough for the heavier lines we more often use in saltwater applications.  But, for simple spooling of 20# class tackle and 1# spools of line it's a good little winder.  That's what it's made for, don't expect better. The Cyclone  comes in a handy case, and can be operated with AC or 12 volt DC power.

 

Osprey Line WinderThe next step up the ladder of line winding is the Ospry.  This model is more in keeping with consumer or charter level needs.  It will handle 6/0 reels, International 30's and even 50's in a pinch.  It's not for 80 class gear.  You might survive a few spoolings in a crunch, but you're outside the parameters of this winder.  I know, I've ruined one trying to wind on 135# spectra on an 80 wide...  But, for moderate class conventional or spinning gear the Ospry offers the most bang for the buck.  It's a very good quality machine and quite a few tackle shops use them for their spooling requirements.  Again, it's great for both spinning and conventional reels. 

 

Heavy Duty Line WinderThe big Heavy Duty #140 model is one we've put a lot of miles on at our shop.  We have a few of 'em and they've proven durable for years of use, and in our case that's literally thousands of miles worth of heavy spooling of over 100# test lines.  It does a great job with Spectra, will handle reels in the 80 and 130 class just fine.  There are a number of features that make this a great winder, not the least of which is the leveler.  It's got a line counter as well.  This model is ruggedly built, has very good torque which will make spooling the heavy Spectra lines simple and quick. The HD will also accommodate spinning reels and will work with 1#-5# spools of line.  It will not work with most small 1/4# spools. You get a much better motor on the HD than you do on the other two winders from Triangle.

 

 
Buy Description Price
Triangle Cyclone winder $599.00
Triangle Ospry winder $975.00
Triangle HD140 winder $2,375.00

 
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Line Testing
This item is definitely not for all users, it's a professional device we use here at the shop to compare lines, knots... International Weighing Systems produces a couple of products for IGFA use, and fishing applications. They are tournament pieces, and used by folks interested in exact measurements. We offer both items, the ScaleMaster and the BlackMax. The BlackMax is a line testing device, the ScaleMaster is their professional IGFA approved weighing system. Both IWS products come in a durable, padded, professional quality waterproof case and are the best such devices on the market.

The Black Max

Features:

bulletFully electronic
bulletPeak hold
bulletTest from 2 lb. to 130 lb.
bulletIndividually machined
bullet Water/Shock-proof case
bulletRechargeable batteries and charger adapter
IGFA Rolex/IGFA Championship Tournament

The International Game Fish Association

A precision fishing line, wire, crimp, drag & knot tester
designed for the serious fisherman and tackle store

Shipping on this item runs about $20 within USA. We try to maintain an inventory, so delivery can usually be offered within a few days time.
Buy Description Price
IWS Black Max line tester $2,595.00

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