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Rig winder storage

by Steve Souter

Rig winders are great for holding light rigs that habitually tangle into infuriating balls of fuzz if packed ‘loose’ in standard rig wallets. Here are two products from Tronix and Ian Golds that solve the problems of carrying and organising a sensible amount of foam winders.

Tronix Rig Winder Box

Tronix Rig Winder Box label

More than a year ago PSF ran a review on the excellent Tronix rig winders which suggested that some kind of compact storage box or rig organiser was high on anglers’ wish lists. Tronix got in touch to discuss the idea and soon delivered the Tronix rig winder box. This simple rectangular four-compartment box measures 30cm X 12cm, and houses 20 X 6.5cm standard winders comfortably.

Various small items like packets of hooks or swivels, spools of Amnesia and bait elastic etc. can all be tucked neatly into this box, keeping them to hand when fishing. Made from tough clear plastic, the hinged box is hardwearing and not prone to cracking when dropped. The lid is secured by strong plastic snap-latches.

Tronix Rig Winder Box closed Tronix Rig Winder Box clip
Tronix Rig Winder Box hinge Tronix Rig Winder Box open with rigs

Tronix Winder Box price: £4.50 from Veals

Tronix Winder price: £3.00 for 10 from Veals

More stockists are listed on the Tronix website

Ian Golds Rig & Spool Case

Ian Golds Rig & Spool Case red and blue closed

Another excellent rig and bits storage option is the Rig & Spool Case produced by Ian Golds. These padded fabric winder/spool holders are multi-functional and slot neatly into dead spaces in box-seats or rucksacks as if by magic.

Ian Golds cases hold 10 Tronix winders each and are perfect for carrying spools of snood line and shockleader, as well packets of mackerel feathers. These well made cases fasten with Velcro and come in different colours… that’s handy when it comes to identifying different sets of rigs at a glance.

blue Ian Golds Rig & Spool Case velcro Ian Golds Rig & Spool Case with spools and rigsIan Golds Rig & Spool Case with sabiki rigs Ian Golds Rig & Spool Case red with rigs




Price and availability from Ian Golds, tel: 02392 486922

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