One of the things that I purchased last year around this time was the monoMaster. It's a $15 piece of gear that is, to me, necessary for all of us to use. Sure you can use your pockets to store odd bits of mono, but this thing works better and constantly reminds me not to drop little bits of mono all over the place.
The monoMaster Review
A note on this review: I purchased the Momomaster myself and have used it while fishing a variety of rivers over the past year. No one paid me to write this or influenced the words I wrote in any way. If you have any comments on this review feel free to write them on the outside of a package containing a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens and send it to me via overnight mail