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Author Topic: What is a fishing tackle/equip design flaw that you would like to see improved?  (Read 3560 times)

pwn50m3 f15h3r

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How about a suitable non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and cost effective substitute for lead-containing fishing products (e.g. weights).  I heard that tungsten may be an alternative, but I've yet to see any in the stores.  One problem is that tungsten is not as malleable as lead.  Gold is malleable, but not very cost effective to use as a weight.  LOL.  Any ideas out there???
Copper works, but it is harder to work with (work hardens easily).
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TimL

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Lures with ready-to-use single barbless hooks so that there's no extra step for the angler to crimp the barbs or take out the treble hooks  :P
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wildmanyeah

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This is a huge pet peeve of mine why do lures need to come with bard hooks. Why are jigs that are made locally to be fished locally have barbed hooks
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mikeyman

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Different regulations in areas. May not be made locally. Or to make sure more marketable in other areas. Easy to pinch a barb. Or cut off a treble and put on a siwash.
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losos

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I'd like to see an electric motor with an easily removed tiller for transporting.

Also may sound like sacrilege to some, but a quality centerpin reel with an adjustable drag.
canadafishingreels.com have just that
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dave c

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Would like to see floats with a built in stop
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dcajaxs

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Would like to see floats with a built in stop

yes this would be a good improvement. 
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greyghost

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Didnít realize that float stops are so hard to put on! :o
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