Posted on July 22 2008
It doesn’t have a very sexy name, but it might bring a little pleasure to doing good things for the environment. Most of us stuff used mono into a pocket of our vest or drop clippings into a boat or cooler for later retrieval; sometimes we remember to dispose of them, sometimes we forget about them. The MonoMaster offers a way to make a habit of proper disposal. The product — which is now available in Orvis stores or on the Grasshopper Products Web site — retails for less than the costs of a couple of good leaders ($11.95) and has been endorsed by the Federation of Fly Fishers.
Read the extended entry for the full press release.
An Innovative and Novel Storage Device for Handling Waste Monofilament
What lasts longer, Empires, buildings or monofilament? Monofilament, probably.
It lasts up to six hundred years. So what happens when we have a wind knot or tangle and have to change tippet or a leader? We stuff the discarded line into our vest pocket, and later find it stuck in our zipper or wrapped around our knot tyer or hook sharpener-if we’re lucky. If not? We reach into our pocket and accidentally pull the line out and drop it into the water or onto the bank where it eventually ends up wrapped around a bush, a heron or a trout.
We at Grasshopper Outdoor Products, Ltd are active members of TGF, TU and FFF and as conscientious anglers, we are intimately committed to avoiding any personal contribution to the deterioration of trout habitat, which includes polluting with waste monofilament. To this end we are offering the monoMASTER, which is a small, lightweight new tool that can be attached to a fishing vest or stored in a pocket or tackle box and used to conveniently store all waste mono generated while fishing. “Anything that reduces pollution is essential in our time, but a device that does it with such ease and enjoyment is a downright miracle. MonoMASTER is a ‘must-have” for every serious angler” (Richard Friedenberg – screenwriter, “A River Runs Through It”).
Waste mono dropped onto the bank is routinely picked up by conscientious anglers, but this isn’t always effective. Despite all our efforts we are not able to do much about the tangles of waste line accumulating under the water line to the detriment of wildlife habitat and water management efforts. This mono continues to accumulate over generations and, with over 40 Million anglers on US streams, every inch of waste mono matters. “Those of us in the Federation of Fly Fishers who have had the opportunity to examine the monoMaster agree that it’s a “must” for every fly fisher person’s vest.” (Ron Cordes, PhD, JD – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Federation of Fly Fishers). The monoMASTER is now available in Orvis stores, nationwide.
For more information about the monoMASTER please contact Ian White.
Contact: Ian White