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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Alternatives to Lead Fishing Products

    Posted on August 27, 2011 by admin

    Fishing products continue to come under attack from Federal and State regulatory agencies throughout the United States (and world). New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Washington (and others) have banned lead sinkers and/or jigs in certain lakes or of certain weight/length. As most everyone who reads this probably already knows, in August 2010 the EPA was petitioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and four other organizations to ban all lead in fishing tackle and ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). To the EPA's credit, they did not follow the request as the evidence for the ban was deemed insufficient. The public outcry that surrounded the request was tremendous.

    However, in our opinion, it is but a matter of time before lead fishing products will be banned throughout the United States. As a manufacturer of bass fishing jigs, we are currently experimenting with some alternatives to lead. Most alternatives are not ideal as they either 1) don't provide an acceptable same size/weight ratio to lead or 2) they are extremely expensive to manufacture (cost of materials). We have made it our goal to create an alternative (not replacement at this time) of lead fishing jigs that can compete in size and cost. Stay tuned!  

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