Dive Rite Plastic Finger Spools with S/S Snap

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Dive Rite Plastic Finger Spools, Large, with S/S Snap, choice of line color.

Dive Rite Plastic Finger Spools with S/S Snap

Dive Rite Plastic Finger Spool - Small with White Line
Dive Rite Plastic Finger Spool - Small with White Line Dive Rite Plastic Finger Spool - Large with Orange Line Size Comparison
  • Durable injection molded ABS plastic spool
  • DuPont braid line for strength and minimizes fraying
  • Loaded with #24 cave line in choice of color
  • Very low-profile reel for use with marking or lift bags
  • Stainless bolt snap included

These two Dive Rite® Finger Spools are made of injection molded ABS plastic, loaded with standard #24 cave line in your choice of white or orange and include a large {4.5 in | 11 mm} S/S bolt snap. The larger finger spool is a good choice for open water divers who seek a very low-profile reel for use with marking/lift bags.

Size #24 Line Diameter Width Center Hole
Small 50 ft 3.0 in 1.5 in 1.0 in
15 m 7.6 cm 3.8 cm 2.5 cm
Large 125 ft 3.5 in 1.8 in 1.4 in
38 m 8.9 cm 4.5 cm 3.5 cm
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Weight (lbs) 0.5000
Brand Dive Rite
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  1. 1 person found the following review helpful
    Great quality spools for the cost!



    I have two of these spools loaded with the DGX Hi-Viz Dacron Line. One has about 125 ft of line and the other I was able to fit 150' of line. Both of them are the large Dive Rite spools. I like these because the center hole is a bit larger and easier for larger hands or working with large gloves. The material is light but still fairly strong. It's not indestructible but it's good for most diving conditions.
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History of the Finger Spool

In the early days of cave diving, guideline reels were not available for purchase and divers made their own using anything they could find. Cave diving pioneer Woody Jasper used a medical tape spool with cover to hold a short length of line for use as a gap reel. North Florida cave diver Bill Hogarth Main popularized using smaller electrical wire spools for safety and jump reels. Today, purpose built finger spools are more ergonomically designed and constructed from more durable materials than the original homemade solutions. The holes in the side allow for clipping a double ended snap anywhere along the perimeter of the finger spool to keep the line tight when not in use. Small and low-profile, a finger spool fits nicely out of the way in a pocket or clipped off to a D-ring. The larger finger spools are also an alternative to reels for shooting lift bags and surface marking tubes.


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