What is the Stonfo Single Retractor?
The Stonfo Single Retractor (or Stonfo Botton Service to give it its Italian name) is a coiled plastic retractor that comes in a compact grey tube and lets you keep important tools like nippers in easy reach, while also preventing them from being lost.
How do you use this fly fishing retractor?
This fly fishing retractor can be either pinned to your vest, jacket or pack or suspended from your lanyard using the hole in the top. There's a safety pin style clip on the rear that can be pushed through a vest, the tool tab on your jacket or waders or part of your pack. Unlike some similar coiled retractors, it also has a hole in one end which allows you to use it on your fishing lanyard.
What's it like to use?
This retractor works well. It's lightweight and compact and the retractor is nice and springy, so it retreats back into the tube when not in use and holds tools up well. There's enough stretch in the coiled retractor to give you good access to nippers without feeling like you're stretching the cord too far, and it feels strong and safe.
How much does it cost?
The Stonfo Botton Service costs £8.50, which is fairly typical for a retractor of this style. It's effective, looks good and is quite versatile, making it a good choice if you want to prevent the loss of your nippers.