Fishing Line, Bacteria and Your Mouth
Many times I have thought about writing an article on this, but never
got to it and it is very
All of us in the fishing community have done this many times without any problems, but it will
What I am talking about is this: How many times have you been out fishing and everyone talks about your line getting nicked by
rocks/wood, and what or how do you
You take the line and run it between your lips to detect any flaws in the line.
STOP and think what you are
putting in your mouth and it will
one day do its damage. I am
talking Bacteria and
the definition is Microscopic Organisms that are found in the lakes that we all fish.
It can cause diease, maybe another way to put it, try eating about 8 real green apples and tell me about a
hour later how you feel.
It Only Takes One
I know you are thinking right now I have done that so many times
and nothing has happened.
Okay, just go to the right lake or spot in the lake and "Bang" you do it one more time and this time it gets
What Is A Good Way To Check For Flawed or Damaged
A good way to detour this from happening to you is carry a small
piece of panty hose and wrap it
around the line and pull it through.
If there is a nick or flaw, it will grab in the fabric then you can cut the line and retie. I do
not mean using your teeth either;
use a pair of scissors, fingernail clippers, or knife.
There are times you tie a knot and it says to wet it and pull it
tight; I suggest you spit on your
fingers instead of putting the line in your mouth.
I always keep some of the little towels they give you at a restaurant
to wipe your hands off after playing
with the line. I do not want to pick up my sandwich later and still eat the bacteria that has made it way to my hands.
Have A Safe Healthy Day On
I want you to have a great day on the lake fishing. This transmission of Bacteria
to anglers has been documented many
times at a B.A.S.S tournament where one of the guys gets deadly ill in the middle of the night and not sure what caused the sudden illness.
Take my advice and practice clean mouth and hands procedures to keep from
being affected with serious
illnesses associated with Microscopic Organisms found in lakes, rivers and oceans.
Keep The Hooks Wet!