How to Make Your Own Tippet-Spool TendersTim Flagler of Tightline Productions offers step-by-step instructions for making elastic tenders that will control any material that comes on a spool—tippet material, monofilament or fluorocarbon, or even tying materials. For less than $10, you can make a bunch of these things and gain control over unruly materials. Here are the materials you'll need:
1/4-inch Soft Stretch Elastic braid.
Clear plastic tubing, 3/16 outside diameter and 1/8 inside diameter.
1/4-inch heat-shrink tubing.
Tools: Scissors, ruler, bodkin, candle, hot-glue gun, xtra-fine Sharpie.