The thought of tying traces on the beach can be a bit of a daunting prospect for most, especially if it is cold, raining, windy or dark.

The answer is to pre-tie as many different types of rigs as you think might be required, including spares, and take them all to the beach where you can use them as and when you need.

The only problem with this idea is where to store all of these traces so that they don’t become tangled? This is where the ‘rig wallet/trace holder’ comes in, because these items are specifically designed to carry rigs, keeping each one separate so that they are easy to access and will never become tangled up.

There is a vast amount of trace holders on the market, and choosing one would certainly prove tricky if you have never owned one before, because you would have no comparison between the ranges with regard to your own personal requirements.

Some anglers only want a wallet to carry a few rigs for pleasure sessions, whereas a match angler will want one that can hold vast quantities of various rigs to cater for any scenario he finds himself in.
Hopefully, in this selection that we’ve checked out, you will find one that will suit you and your needs.

Useful Contacts
Lureflash International Ltd on 01709 724700
Pure Fishing (UK) Ltd on 0845 050 0091
Leeda on 01527 587450
Shakespeare on 01527 513802
AnyFish AnyWhere on 01803 213555
Ian Golds on 02392 486922
Eddystone Tatler on 01752 696161
Hardy And Greys Ltd on 01665 602771
Veals Mail Order on 01275 892000
Weymouth Angling Centre on 01305 777771
Bowler’s Sea Angling on 0208 984 7533
Glasgow Angling Centre on 0870 9201120
Svendsen Sports UK on 02920 791700


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greys Apollo Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
When opened, this well-constructed tough and hard-wearing wallet reveals 15 sealable, plastic rig envelopes. It is zip fastened and there is an inner pocket, which also seals with a zip and can hold lines, hooks and suchlike. This is a quality, value-for-money wallet.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 15
Fastening Zip
Pockets 1
Price £9.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weymouth Angling Centre Trace WalletBarney Says…
Constructed from tough PVC, this wallet is sealed shut on three sides with Velcro strips. It has 10 large, sealable, plastic rig envelopes and two reinforced holes on the underside that allow for breathing and let out any trapped water. This is a functional, practical and reasonably priced wallet.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 10
Fastening Velcro
Pockets None
Price £10.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow Angling Centre Trace WalletBarney Says…
A double zip seals this wallet, which opens fully to reveal 10 large, sealable, plastic rig envelopes that are held in a ring binder so they can be removed or added. The walls of the wallet are foam padded to give extra protection to its contents. This is a good wallet, which is reasonably priced.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 10 plus
Fastening Zip
Pockets 2
Price £9.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Golds Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
This is a classic rig wallet, and is alleged to be possibly the first with removable, plastic rig envelopes. Velcro seals it shut and it opens fully to reveal 10 large and 20 small, sealable pouches. It also has three inner pockets for bits and bobs. It is a practical wallet that commands a fair price.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 20 plus
Fastening Velcro
Pockets 3
Price £14.35


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powerstorm Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
Capable of handling heavy abuse, this wallet has an outer pocket for bits and pieces, and the main body opens fully to reveal 12 double, sealable rig envelopes. Velcro at the top end closes it, and it is left open at the sides. It is a sensible wallet at an unbelievable price.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 12 double
Fastening Velcro
Pockets 1
Price £5.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowler’s Angling Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
With 10 ready-made-up rigs suitable for boat angling and shore fishing for mackerel, bass and pollack, this simple and no-fuss wallet has one strip of Velcro to fasten it shut at the top, where there are also tags to assist easy opening. It is hard wearing and great value for money.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 10, with 10 made-up rigs
Fastening Velcro
Pockets None
Price £9.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abu Garcia Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
Ring binders secure 20 sealable, plastic rig envelopes in this solidly constructed wallet. It has extra compartments for bit and bobs, both inside and out, all of which are zip sealed. The main body is also zip fastened. It is a great wallet and value for money.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 20 plus
Fastening Zip
Pockets 4
Price £14.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AnyFish AnyWhere Match Organiser
Barney Says…
With the match angler in mind, this wallet is designed to hold all they will need and more! A Velcro fastener opens to reveal two large, zipped compartments, which can hold as many rig envelopes as you want. There are pockets everywhere, and considering what you are getting, it is great value for money.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes As many as you can fit in!
Fastening Zip and velcro
Pockets 5
Price £22.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennett Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
This is a well-constructed rig holder that has three external compartments for keeping bits and bobs in. The main body is zip sealed, which opens to reveal eight robust, plastic rig envelopes that are also zip fastened. It is a fully functional and practical wallet, which is great value for money.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 8
Fastening Zip
Pockets 3
Price £6.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veals Mail Order Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
A Velcro strip seals this wallet, which contains 10 large and 10 small, plastic, sealable rig envelopes. This is another good example of a fully functional and practical trace holder. Two breather holes on the underside help drain excess water, and it is priced fairly to suit the angler’s pocket.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 10 large, 10 small
Fastening Velcro
Pockets None
Price £10.95


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare Navigator Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
Containing two large and four double, sealable, removable rig envelopes, this is a large wallet for rigs of all sizes. It is built from tough material and will withstand some harsh wear and tear. A double zip allows for easy access and it also includes two internal pockets, which are Velcro secured. This is a good wallet at a good price.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 2 large, 4 double plus
Fastening Zip
Pockets 2
Price £15


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mustad Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
This is a large, double-zip-fastening wallet, which contains 12 equally large and sealable rig envelopes, suitable for holding rigs of any size including shark and conger traces. There are also two external, Velcro-sealed pockets for containing bits such as hooks and lines. It is a good wallet at a fair price.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 12
Fastening Zip
Pockets 2
Price £14.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leeda Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
The main body is Velcro sealed on all opening sides, and it also has two external, Velcro-sealed pockets for storing knick-knacks. It is a completely practical and functional wallet, which contains 12 large, sealable rig envelopes. Its price is suited to anglers of all means.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 12
Fastening Velcro
Pockets 2
Price £7.99


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Thompson Trace Wallet
Barney Says…
Containing 10 sealable, double, plastic rig envelopes that are non-removable, this is a functional, practical and well-built wallet. It is Velcro sealed on all opening sides and there are four external pockets for storing your lines, hooks and so on. It is a good wallet, which is set at a sensible price.

Facts At A Glance
Envelopes 10 double
Fastening Velcro
Pockets 4
Price £9.99

 

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