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I saw a Facebook post recently that said, “Invest in precious metals. Buy lead.” There was a picture of a bullet underneath it, but lead weights and fish hooks are pretty pricey as well.
A few weeks ago, my brother Bill and I took down some bush hooks and in typical fashion they ended up in a wad on the floor of the boat. I spent 15 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back meticulously cutting the hooks and leads off each line.
That exercise made me think that somebody probably has thought of a fast, efficient way to make, store and reuse them. But I didn’t feel like doing any research, so I came up with my own.
I don’t think I stole this idea from anybody, so I’ll take credit for it until somebody else says otherwise. To me, this is easier than trying to tie a bush hook while you’re in the boat, especially if you’re by yourself. And it’s a lot easier to store and use it again later.