Here is a great idea for turning a portion of your self-isolation day into productive fishing prep time. If you’re like me, you have at least one large tackle bag in the boat in which you store all your spools of braid, fluorocarbon and monofilament line. And the tag ends drive you crazy, right?
One of life’s mysteries is how fishing line companies can wrap a small elastic band around the spool, but once you remove it, the tag end never again stays properly in place. It is like when you get a magazine in the mail, you bring it into the house, open it up and all of the cardboard fliers fall on the floor. Why didn’t they fall out during the thousand mile journey from the publisher to the post office to your house?
Here is another head scratcher: I often stuff a bag or two of pistachio nuts in the boat when my grandson, Liam and I go fishing. And as we eat them over the course of the day, invariably we find one nut that isn’t cracked open. Not several—usually only one. It always breaks me up, because Liam thinks there’s a person at the packing plant whose specific job it is to drop that one uncracked pistachio nut into every bag before it goes out the door.
But I digress, we were talking about how to control all those wandering tag ends of line spilling off your spools. Well, go to the drawer where you store your socks and pull out all the ones that are threadbare or have holes in them. Next, grab a magic marker and a pair of scissors, and then watch this short Fish Talk With The Talk video that I put together for the boys at theFish’n Canada Show. This is, without any question, the best method I have ever used to store my lines, and trust me, I have tried them all.