Monday, March 29, 2010
Fishpond Piopod - "Pack It Out"
The other thing which is a bit worse - probably more than "a bit worse" - is the number knotted up and tangled bits of monofilament which get left in the streams and waterways. Otherwise conscientious people think nothing of tossing a broken leader streamside or dropping it off the stern of the boat.
This stuff adds up, knots up, tangles fish and strangles birds. If you've ever seen one of those "ghost nets" or balled up tangles in the river, you know what I'm talking about.
So, when Fishpond showed us this little receptacle last year, we got pretty excited. It's simple - you clip it to your vest. When you snip off a leader or tippet, you wind it up and push it through the rubbery opening at the top. If you have to open a package, you can do the same with the wrapper. It keeps the trash compacted into a single place, rather than having it swimming around in the big pocket of your vest, where it can accidentally be pulled out when you grab another bit of gear.
It's simple, it's easy to use. We sold a bunch of these last fall when they were brand new, and we just got a bunch in with our new spring Fishpond order. Check 'em out, and more importantly - use one!