Weekend Angler: Clever money-savers from our readers

Updated: December 28, 2006, 3:31 PM ET
By Don Wirth | BASSMASTER Magazine, Jan. 2007

Bass fishing isn't getting any cheaper, but our readers have come up with some clever cost-cutters that help them enjoy their favorite sport without breaking their budgets. Each tip earns its author a BASS hat.

Mouse trap rod wrapper

Here's a neat variation of the rod wrapping stand shown in the Angler's Workbench column in the March 2006 Bassmaster. Instead of using a heavy book to keep tension on your wrapping thread, nail a spring-type mouse trap to the center of the base as shown. ...

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