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I normally wrap the line around my hand and cut it in the middle to make sure if it falls out of my pocket it doesn’t wrap around somebody’s prop. Last weekend pulling my boat down the ramp I learned that some genius had left a spool’s worth of mono to wrap around the spindle on my trailer.  I hope that guy’s ears were burning. 

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I keep a trash bag under the passenger seat in my boat.   I put all my trash in there, including tag ends, and line I cut off during re ties.    I don't think a tag end or 2 is going to hurt anything, it's just a habit I have of throwing everything under my seat.   

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I try to keep a small plastic bag but when I don’t have one and there aren’t any trash cans around, I put it in my ocheechobee tackle bag. They’re small and don’t take up any room. Then when I opt to clear out the bag, that’s when those tag ends go I. The trash. 

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On 9/14/2023 at 11:16 AM, Skunkmaster-k said:

I normally wrap the line around my hand and cut it in the middle

 

I do this, but wrap it around two fingers instead of my hand, so the leftover bits are only an inch.

 

Like @garroyo130 I have removed hundreds, if not thousands of feet of line from my lake and probably filled a garbage truck with other garbage I've picked up. I don't feel guilty leaving a one inch tag.

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Like many, I often take trash from my local lake, and always line that I find. I try to get the tag ends, if I'm able to with reasonable effort when I retie,  If not, I don't fret it.

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9 hours ago, Bazoo said:

Like many, I often take trash from my local lake, and always line that I find. I try to get the tag ends, if I'm able to with reasonable effort when I retie,  If not, I don't fret it.

 

I do have a monomaster for small streams though. Neat little tool for trash line/tag ends

 

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9 hours ago, garroyo130 said:

 

I do have a monomaster for small streams though. Neat little tool for trash line/tag ends

 

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I was unaware of that product. It seems it'd be just the ticket for tag ends and scrap. Thanks for sharing.

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On 9/14/2023 at 10:16 AM, Skunkmaster-k said:

Last weekend pulling my boat down the ramp I learned that some genius had left a spool’s worth of mono to wrap around the spindle on my trailer.

I check both my outboard prop and my bow mount prop regularly for debris like this. Earlier this spring I was fishing a lake that had a lot of spaghetti-type weeds and they were constantly wrapping around my bow mount prop.

 

I don’t think a 1 inch tag end is going to foul up a prop on its own. When I find balls of discarded line I always remove those though. They wreak havoc on equipment and wildlife.

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