Friday, March 27, 2009
A couple of handy fishing gadgets
Ron Nelson, a long-time angler at Bow Narrows Camp, shows a couple of handy fishing gadgets in this photo.
One is a set of nail clippers and the other is an eye-buster tool.
Nail clippers are the best thing for cutting fishing line -- way better than a knife.
The eye buster is a little metal tool that breaks out the paint from the eyes of jigs. If you don't have this tool you can also use a large hook to ream out the eyes but then that hook gets dulled.
Ron has both tools on a lanyard hung around his neck. You can also get clip-on tether cords that clip to your life jacket or shirt.
It's far handier to have these often-used tools around your neck or tethered to your vest than have to search for them in the tackle box or pick them off the bottom of the boat everytime you want them.