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September 21, 2007

Foiling Tangles

Have you ever made up some leaders and stowed them, only to have them become one big, useless mess? I've tried wire twist-ties and electrical tape to keep things orderly, but nothing worked - until I discovered the wonder of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Make your rigs, including weight and hooks, roll them up carefully and simply wrap them in aluminum foil. Leave one end exposed so you can tell which rig is which, or label them as needed. When you need a rig, simply unwrap it. The foil is easily balled up and thrown away, and can sometimes be reused. And you actually get to spend more of your precious leisure time with a rig in the water, not in a tangle.

—Todd Jeffcoat, Lexington, South Carolina