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green-lifestyle iconA Fin-ning Hand - From @Idealbite
by on 06/02/2009

Fishing Gear - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite

www.idealbite.comA Fin-ning Hand

The Bite:
Do you have any pairs of...eco-friendly lures? Go fish...with eco fishing equipment made with safe materials instead of stuff like lead. Next week is National Fishing Week - plus, with Father's Day coming up, you might find a gift for Dad. Well played.

The Benefits:

  • The planet wins. Opt for eco-friendlier poles and line made from bamboo, steel, and plant-based polymers (instead of petroleum-based synthetic graphite, poisonous lead, and nonbiodegradable plastic).
  • A catch is in the cards. This gear works as hard as many of the conventional options.

Want a bigger bite?

Jen Biederman (eco blog photo)Jen From Renewable Choice Says: Last 4th of July I went fishing on a small lake in Minnesota, we used local live bait, gear that had been in the family for years, and if we had actually caught anything we would have practiced catch and release. I love fishing, it is relaxing and balancing. I'm not too crazy about the idea of possibly hurting the fish, but in my experience they seem just fine if you catch and release correctly. Gone Fishin' ~Jen

Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy. 

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