I got an e-mail that had an interesting pitch. It was from Andrew Zagrodnik who claims to be a long-time fisherman who has conceived and patented a revolutionary product that will be the perfect solution for keeping your hooks and leaders from getting all tangled up in your tackle box. He says the BananaStrings hook and leader holder which looks like a long piece of wood with grooves in it so that you put your hook over one end and lay the leader into the groove saves time, money and keeps you catching. Listen to part of his pitch: "Even the casual fisherman knows the perils of the tackle box. Especially when it comes to the hook and leader combos that get thrown into the bottom and hopelessly tangled. Even when you get them unraveled, the hooks are often rusted and you end up tossing half of them away."
Now, After years of searching for a suitable way to store his hooks and leaders and finding little or no help from tackle manufacturers, Zagrodnik finally decided to create his own effective solution — BananaStrings! First, BananaStrings is simple to use. A hook is placed into the head and then you simply wind the leader around the body and tuck the end into the line holder. BananaStrings keeps the hook from rusting, the leader from tangling and is easy to use and re-use. BananaStrings comes in a bright yellow that makes it easy to spot in the water should the need arise. And if you ever find that you need to locate a BananaStrings that got dropped overboard or lost in the surf, the bright yellow is easy to spot because BananaStrings floats.
The product is further enhanced by it's resistance to the two most damaging and persistent elements in fishing — sun and salt water. The product has had extensive testing for its resistance to sunlight and has been temperature tested at extremes of 20 below zero and as high as 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Andrew is seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter to get the product mass-produced and onto the market. For those anglers out there who want to help him and to get their hands on a real catch before anyone else, they can visit the campaign page and help Andrew reach his goal:
To learn more about BananaStrings, check out the website at: http://www.bananastrings.net/