Bluefins can do a number on fishing line, especially when the fight lasts an hour or more. If you don't replace your line often, you're asking for trouble. During last year's tuna run, Captain John Pirie took no chances and replaced his line after each fish. To make spooling up easier, even at sea, he purchased a portable line-winding station from Triangle Manufacturing. Called the Cyclone Winder, this handy machine comes in a rugged plastic case that's about the size of a typewriter (remember those things?), and plugs into a 12V socket (also comes with an adapter for home use). It accepts both spinning and conventional reels, as well as fly reels, and holds filler and bulk spools (up to one pound) of line. The unit also has a line-stripping feature that allows you to strip reels in seconds. Perhaps the best part of owning such a machine, however, is that you can spool your spinning reels with absolutely no line twist - just like the professionals. The Cyclone Winder has a suggested retail price of $239.95 (plus shipping) and can be ordered directly from Triangle Mfg., Upper Saddle River, NJ; (888) 656-6686; www.cyclonewinder.com. -T.R.