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Master the Tools of Your Trade
By Jim Corey

There have been many articles dealing with  the pros and cons of  Super Lines and Fluorocarbons. Normally I would stay out of a subject like this, but I hear too many questions and complaints from my customers in the shop, posts on the internet, and general discussions wherever anglers get together. What I hear most are the complaints.
      "I tried the Super Lines but I broke my .......", "I had so much trouble that I used it for one trip and threw it away... ", "It buries in the spool when I cast or when I ....", ".....too much memory.....", " My knots keep breaking.....", and on and on.
      Whether we are Tradesmen, Craftsmen, Accountants, Bankers, Truck Drivers, or Fishermen, we all have tools of the trade.  Rods, reels, tackle, boats, and line; these are some of the tools of the fisherman. I don't think that any of us, in our day to day professions,  would expect to pick up a new tool, that we had no experience with, and be able to achieve professional results. We wouldn't pick up a hammer by the wrong end and try to drive a nail with the handle, would we? And then, would we throw the hammer away because "it didn't work right"? Why is it then, that as fishermen, we try new tools, are dissatisfied, and discard them without ever learning to use them properly?
      Super Lines and Fluorcarbon lines are merely tools, but very good ones when used for their intended purpose, in their intended manner. Admittedly, these lines are not the magical cure-alls that some advertisers would have us believe. However, they not only have their places as tools of our trade, but they do certain things far better than any other tools that we have as yet invented.  Nothing  can compare to Fluorocarbon lines for presenting baits and lures to spooky, finicky fish in gin clear water. Nothing can compete with the Super Lines for allowing the angler to feel every little bump, pebble and change on the bottom of a body of water. Nothing compares with the Braids for manhandling big fish in heavy vegetation such as Lilly Pads or Cattails. As tools, these are invaluable. Why then do we refuse to take the time to learn how to use them? Just as a Cabinetmaker takes great pride in his work and strives to master all of the tools available to him, shouldn't the fisherman do the same in his chosen field of endeavour if he or she wishes to succeed? 
      When using Super Lines, changes in rod action and length will solve many problems. Looser drag settings are required to minimize lost fish and damage to equipment. Reels with oscillating spool wraps will keep the line from burying on the spools. Take the time to learn the proper knots for joining Braids and Fused lines to leaders or terminal tackle.
      Fluorocarbon lines tend to spring off the spool in coils due to their stiffness compared to monofilament. Try spooling the line and then soaking the spool in water overnight before a fishing trip.  Take the time to remove the lure or bait and let  line out behind a moving boat to remove accumulated line twist when moving from spot to spot. Take extra time to pull the knot down very slowly and lubricate the knot well when tying Fluorcarbon lines. Their strength is easily destroyed by the heat generated by friction. The Fluorocarbons will consistently put more fish in your boat if you take the time to learn how to use them properly. They do have many inherent problems that I'm sure the manufacturers will address as time goes on. Spend the money to get the better Fluorocarbon lines. They are Not all created equal.
      Take the time, as anglers, to become as proficient with your angling tools as you are with the tools of your chosen professions and I guarantee that you will feel a great personal satisfaction, knowing that you are "masters of the tools of your trade".

Jim Corey is a Bait & Tackle Store owner and a Tournament walleye fisherman from East Central Ohio.

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