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 Any one remember the feature in the old Field and Stream Magazines called 'Tap's Tips'? I always read those .Here's a place to add your resourceful tips . A few Float Fishing Tips I've come up with : Save the hook guard tubes  from Storm Swimbaits and cut them into several pieces to use as spare fixed float line cinchers .Also use the rubber ends of Bungee cord clips ,you'll have to cut off the closed end but they fit tightly over some floats as do the guards . Another in a pinch float cincher ;cut a small tube bait and use the tip/mid section .

 Jig Heads that have rusted hooks still have a use .Bust off the hook and discard and use the head for a pounding  or drop shot weight below a new hook baited with what the fish are hitting .

 Those rubber football float stops have other uses besides float stops .I've used them to block beads and spinners on clevis's from sliding  on the line when casting  and you can slide them around into place any distance you  want from the hook or lure .They also work out coils in line when you slide them around .

  Found a wine cork sliced with a Filet knife makes for a good line coil straightener.

Need a Strike indicator for an ice fishing rod ?Ball end light gauge Acoustic Guitar A string attached with electrical tape works a charm !

 

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I've been rusting out a few by using salted plastic baits... I hate them

that's right that's how it happens ,always did well with Kalin salted grubs for Bass but have to remember to keep the hooks separated

This Pipe thread tape container works out nicely and holds a lot of Leader for my fly fishing  .I just use mono at the end of spools that don't have enough line left over to replace line or fill spools on my spinning reels. I also use a Wine cork to hold leader material .You can cut a line holder in the side of the cork ,but the line is exposed .I like this better.

The pipe tape sleeve is a good way to store tippet, or leader.
I made a neck lanyard from Wal-Mart craft beads some snap swivels and a few other bits and I keep the 100 yard spools of line on it.
On the lanyard is
Nipped
Forcep
Dubbing comb
The line spools
And spare clips in case I want something else.

Any one Slice a Wine Cork with a Filet knife and use the sliced cork  to straighten mainline  or leaders ? I now use it on my ice rods and tip up leaders and it works good and carries easy in the vest .

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