An Inland Northwest fishing guide has created a product to help anglers reduce stream litter one fouled fly, snipped leader or candy wrapper at a time.
Tom Loder of Panhandle Outfitters has watched for decades as little bits of trash get away from anglers on his favorite waters.
“I’m sensitive to this because I love pristine streams, and so do my clients,” he said.
His invention, which showed up online and in fly shops and Wholesale Sports stores this spring, is called the Fish’Sposal ( fishsposal.com).
“It’s the fisherman’s litter keeper,” Loder said.
The Fish’Sposal is a fish-shaped tool made of flexible silicone rubber and attaches with a zinger to a fishing vest. Squeeze the tail to open the container for easy disposal of fishing litter. It closes when you let go.
Loder said the product was field tested for a year and designed to be proudly worn by conservation-minded anglers.
“Using Fish’Sposal prevents fluorocarbon leader clippings, spent shot, broken hooks, spent flies and other fishing debris that are not biodegradable from ending up in the environment,” he said.