Railblaza Spooling Tool Review

RailBlaza is a Kiwi company that has always been about innovation, especially around making fishing and boating an easier experience.

I am familiar with parts of their range, having had RailBlaza products on both my own and company project boats.

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Recently I received a press release from the company highlighting its latest product – a line spooling station. My late father had made me a spool holding device from bits of scrap alloy and stainless steel, and while it worked, it was far from practical to set up and use.

The RailBlaza version is quite the opposite. The product is a compact, one-person solution to effortlessly re-spool reels. It is available in two versions – one you mount in your tackle room or garage, the second one fixed on a track mount or star port aboard your vessel. Adjustable for width and height (it will take up to 115mm diameter spools, up to 50mm wide), the adjustable brake adds force to the spool allowing you to set the line tension as you lay it on the reel.

Another feature is the adjustable orientation that allows for the spooling station to pivot and point to your rod tip, and a spool line retention clip to prevent unravelling when not in use.

To keep the fixed unit out of the way, it pivots to one side and can be held in place with the likes of a rubber band around the tether point.

It was simple to set up and I have respooled several soft-bait reels to date, the product performing to expectations. What I particularly liked was the one-person approach – I could respool without needing an extra pair of hands to tension the line – as well as the little features such as the station’s ability to fold away.

 When not in use, the RailBlaza conveniently folds to one side.

 

When not in use, the RailBlaza conveniently folds to one side.

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February 2022 - Grant Dixon
New Zealand Fishing News Magazine.
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