No More Knockers

When I fish for tuna, I sometimes use two egg sinkers on my main line above the swivel and leader. After fighting a fish, the egg sinkers are flattened out on the ends from knocking into each other, which is a big deal because the banged-up sinkers don't slide as easily and can crimp the line. Now, when I use more than one egg sinker, I slip a rubber plumber's washer between them. Now I get the benefit of the sinkers without risking my line - or my fish. - Jimmy Benson, Staten Island, New York