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mhclayton 11-01-2008 07:48 AM

How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
I was searching ebay and noted for the first time that Fishpond makes a small container for containing "microtrash", and it got me to wondering how people deal with all the little snippets of tippet and leader material that they produce during a day of fishing. Do you stuff it in your pocket or pack? I try, but it often sticks to my fingers and is hard to control and ends up in the water, especially during cool weather when my fingers are stiff. Maybe this little gizmo from Fishpond isn't such a bad idea, after all. The flexible, slotted top is designed to easily accept the monofilament. I just don't like the idea of hauling another "thing" around all day.

Frank Whiton 11-01-2008 08:21 AM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
Hi mhclayton,

I posted a picture so others can see what you are talking about.

It is not too large but big enough to make me not want to carry it. I put all my cuttings or discarded leaders in a pocket and dispose of it at home.

I might carry something like the Microtrash if it was rectangle instead of round. If it was an inch wide and two inches long I might carry one. That is when I wear a vest. When I wear my chest pack there wouldn't be enough room for the Microtrash.


Fishpond Microtrash Container 3.2 x 1.9 dia.

RDRogers 11-01-2008 02:33 PM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
For years I have carried a 35mm film canister with an X cut into the lid. Wrap the tippet around your finger then poke you finger through the X in the lid. When you pull your finger out the tippet stays in the canister.

mhclayton 11-01-2008 03:18 PM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
PDR: Thanks for the tip. Sounds like what Fishpond is making, but $13.00 cheaper. MC

KRD 11-01-2008 04:12 PM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
I like all fishponds adds. seems like everything is wet in there pics.

Anyway, i put it in a pocket on my backpack. Seems to work fine for me.

Frank Whiton 11-01-2008 04:37 PM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
Hi RDRogers,

Yes, that is a neat tip. I use to do that years ago and forgot all about it. I guess that comes from not using 35MM film any more.


RDRogers 11-01-2008 08:42 PM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
The film canister I use is at least 10 yrs old. I might I have a backup in the fishing closet. If I lose it I guess I will have to get the Fishpond thing!

jose 11-01-2008 09:29 PM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"

Great tip. I'm going to try that.

I don't place any of the trash in my vest, because it mixes in with stuff I need, and it's a pain to handle. I end up tucking it all in my shirt or waders. When I get to the car I place it in the car and dump it all when I get home. I'm off to find an old film canister right now. I still have a few those left.


GeorgeMcFly 11-02-2008 12:09 AM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
great tip. I usually just stuff mine into my backpack part of my chest pack and dispose at home also.

BigCliff 11-02-2008 10:11 AM

Re: How do you deal with "Microtrash?"
When wearing waders, I just stuff mono trimmings into the top of them. That way they make it off the river but don't clutter up vest/pack pockets.

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