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Got a question about fishing, that you have never been able to figure out?

Well, along comes old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and resident backlash picking champion, with the solution.

Seems how when I get out in that boat, and am 19 miles from the ramp and my truck, I am always needing a tool. Screwdrivers (flat blade, Philips), pliers, -- I never seem to have it. And, you know, you always need a knife or pliers or screwdriver or hole-puncher of some gadgets when working around the house or in the garden. I tried carrying some tools around with me; but, after sitting on screwdrivers in my back pocket a few times I had to find a better way. I tried some of those big combination tool things around, but they were so big they stretched my Home Depot suspenders and wore a bruise on my leg.

Well, old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and National Backlash Pickin' Champion, got smart and found a tip that is easy to implement and sure helps.

Take a look at the photos.


There are a lot of these combination tools out there. Some are expensive and some cheap. About the only real functional difference I have found in the high-priced ones is that they have a better knife blade and may unfold a little smoother. To each his own in selection price ranges. The one pictured here is some lesser-known brand that sold for $6.95 in Home Depot. The only effective difference in it and the $20 Leatherman Micra is that this one has pliers, where the Micra has scissors. I have both brands and think I prefer the one with the pliers. It has a good knife blade, a bottle opener, can opener, a file (with 2 grit sizes), blades for both flat and Philips screws, a wire cutter (which does fair of Fireline and great on mono) and, of course, the pliers. As you can see by the compact size, it is easy to carry in a pocket.

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