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I cannot tell you how many insects and worms screaming in agony that I have saved after being trapped by those tag ends from knots. :confused:
LOL,,, the fact remains, that no matter how small and seemingly insignificant, it is still littering!
(and I do it myself and will never be able to train myself to stop... so sue me.)
 

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We were up at a high mountain lake a few seasons back...My Goldador Jake ...miss you Jake..stopped and stared at the bushes..I saw a Meadowlark hanging there upside down, fishing line tightly wrapped around it's leg.. Cut the line off and released it. Never saw such a happy bird as it flew away.

Also had a Muskrat all tangled up at Palmer Lake..Really wrapped up tight..well except for his mouth..couldn't get close enough to help him out..like my hands and fingers too much. So, I anesthetized him with a shovel. Turns out I hit him a bit too hard.
 

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I saved a robin in the flattops once its mate watched while we untangled it. Caught nice fish that day! Untangled a black little duck at 11-mile the line was stuck to a tumbleweed that thing was swimming for all it was worth but moving like 2" per hour.

I know there were others but Ive had a few and cant remember right now--
 

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I spent a day at Aurora last year just walking and pickup trash. You would be amazed at how much fishing line I picked up, it's one of those things I just don't understand!
 

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I spent a day at Aurora last year just walking and pickup trash. You would be amazed at how much fishing line I picked up, it's one of those things I just don't understand!
I was shocked at just how much I found in 15 minutes on the day I posted this, the stuff is literally everywhere
 

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What about the gobs of line every spring and fall when you guys respool what do you do with it. I burn mine and have recently switched to braid hopefully i wont be respooling as much.
 

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What about the gobs of line every spring and fall when you guys respool what do you do with it. I burn mine and have recently switched to braid hopefully i wont be respooling as much.
Throw it in the trash?? I'm trying to figure out if this was a tongue in cheek question...lol?
 

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My II Cents

New park rules:

If the parks are not kept clean they will be closed.

 

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What about the gobs of line every spring and fall when you guys respool what do you do with it. I burn mine and have recently switched to braid hopefully i wont be respooling as much.
I take it to recycling places - more and more tackle stores have a bin for used fishing line.
 

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I saved a robin in the flattops once its mate watched while we untangled it. Caught nice fish that day! Untangled a black little duck at 11-mile the line was stuck to a tumbleweed that thing was swimming for all it was worth but moving like 2" per hour.

I know there were others but Ive had a few and cant remember right now--
I saved a shark once from a mess of fishing lines. As I was about to release it, I said: “here little sharky, take a bite off my leg. It will provide you with enough sustenance to swim through the surf.” :biggrin1:
 
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