Reader Tips: On a Short Leash

Attach lanyards to your favorite rigging tools.

Here is a system to make sure you never lose a tool overboard again. I attach lanyards to my favorite rigging tools and run them through a brass snap. I clip this to a small eye ring that I screw into the top of my cutting board. If you share a lanyard between two tools and don’t tie it directly to the snap, you’ll get some extra reach as well. I feel it is a cheap and simple idea that has nevertheless gotten a lot of compliments from fellow anglers.

Capt. Omar Porras

Hialeah, Florida