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    Default Federal Ban on all lead in fishing tackle.

    I NEVER lied about the size of the Fish I caught....I just remember them being BIGGER!

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    I've been following that bill for a couple months and don't like what I see! Based on a lot of "non-scientific" data. Something like- they round up 100 dead ducks from around ponds and lakes. Exam them and find that 25 of them have lead sinkers in their stomachs. And then conclude that 25% of all ducks die of lead poisoning! There is too much free money floating around for anyone that supports a cause! I won't rant, but a ban on lead for fishing! Going to change how you weight your line and fish jigs! Watch out for this one.

    Oh, just remembered- they want to expand that bill to include brass in fishing lures, too! Believ it or not! Best---- JoeW

    http://www.panthermartin.com/EPAFishingLureBan.aspx
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    Default lead

    Giving the state of our economy that we are in...this doese'nt suprise me in the least...they can't even run their own congress.....just what would a congressman know about fishing.???????? Maybe their lobbyist told them lead was bad so they can push another company from China and put more money in the congressmans back pocket!!

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    Taking lead away is terrible.

    I won't be able to make my own jigs and sinkers for fishing. The DO-IT company will have to close....

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    So if they ban lead and brass, what are we going to use? rocks?

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    Default OK- my conclusion...

    We're living in an era of "causes". Come up with a "good" cause and the government will make money available to fund it! Makes the politicians "look good" that they supported funding for a "cause"!! Two of the most popular "causes" are the Environment and Health. So what would be a better "double cause" than to study "lead shot/fishing sinkers in the environment and their health issues"!! Wonder how much of our tax dollars went into studying those 100 dead ducks and the printing of their 1,000 pg report! Now don't get me wrong, there are many good causes that deserve Federal support, but this is certainly not one of them! Spend the gov't money chasing the chemical polluters of the Niagara River! Oops- that would loose politicians a lot of contributions! Lead from fishing sinkers-- I still bite on my split shot with my teeth just like my Daddy showed me years ago and I don't see any ill effects (except maybe two of my teeth being ground down smaller than the others! And I still keep a couple spare split shot in my mouth, ready for instant use!) LOL!

    Alternatives to lead sinkers/jigs? I seen Titanium. Try melting that down for molds! And expensive! Rocks for sinkers? Yep probably OK but they would have to be rocks native to the water you're fishing, not imported! The gov't would probably have to hire "Sinker Wardens"! Be interesting to see how tackle companies would make "rock split shot"! LOL, and have a good day. Sorry for the rant, but this issue is a pet peeve of mine! Best---- JoeW
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    Default Along the same line...

    Here's a grea example of wasteful gov't spending. I guess it's been proven false- but all fiction has some basis in fact! Hilarious!

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/humor/cattleguards.asp

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    I think that they are taking this way too far. Ok if or when they do this what will be the replacement? Would it be tungsten? It is heavy but really dense and hard to work with. I would have a lot of broken teeth.
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    EPA Denies Petition to Ban Lead in Fishing Tackle

    Here is the link to the story. http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wiresto...2056193&page=1
    I NEVER lied about the size of the Fish I caught....I just remember them being BIGGER!

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and....HE WILL STEAL YOUR FAVORITE SPOT."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lip ripper View Post
    It is heavy but really dense and hard to work with. I would have a lot of broken teeth.
    Better start eatin' them Wheaties!

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