Streamlines Casting Handlines-a lure, a line, and a spool. The rest is in your hands!
The game of angling stripped to its essence: a lure, a line, and a spool. The rest is in your hands! The Streamlines Casting Handline evolved from a type of handline used by shoreline anglers in Central America. A patented design, it casts as far and as accurately as a spinning outfit, yet it's small enough to fit in your pocket.Don't be deceived by the simplicity of the design or its minimalist approach. There's much more to this game than meets the eye.
To cast the handline, hold it in your non-dominant hand and point the face of the frame toward your target. Then, with your dominant hand, hold the line about 2 feet from the lure. Swing the lure in a circular motion--either underhand, or above your head like a bolo. Deliver the lure by releasing it in the direction of your target. As the lure sails through the air, line will uncoil from the frame in much the same way it does from a spinning reel. You can learn the basic technique in a few minutes, but as with any type of casting, mastering it takes practice.
To retrieve the lure, simply wrap the line around the frame. One method is to keep the frame steady and use your dominant hand to wrap the line. But to give the lure a different action, keep your dominant hand steady and wrap line by moving the frame.
Hooking a sizable fish will require you to allow the fish to run to avoid breaking the line. After you set the hook, point the face of the frame toward the fish and let it run, using finger pressure on the wrappings to control the line coming off the frame, as well as to add some drag.
Playing a fish on a handline takes skill and concentration, as there is no rod flex or mechanical drag to act as a shock absorber during the battle. This is an intense style of fishing that requires much of you as an angler: It's all in your hands!
The Streamlines Casting Handline has taken such freshwater species as bass, panfish, trout, and salmon, as well as saltwater gamefish such as snook, ladyfish, and Spanish mackerel.
Use any kind of lure or bait you would use for conventional fishing. (Heavier lures such as Kastmasters cast particularly well.) Fish from the bank, shore, jetty, or pier. You can also use the handline for vertical jigging as well as trolling from a boat, canoe, or kayak. A weighted bobber will allow you to cast dry and wet flies. River, pond, lake, or ocean ... bluegill to brook trout to bluefish ... only your imagination and skill will limit what you can do with this outfit!
The Streamlines Casting Handline is perfect ...
for campers and backpackers for scouts and scoutmasters in a survival kit in a fanny pack, glove compartment, briefcase, or motorcycle saddlebag for kayakers and canoeist for wives and girlfriends for children (but don't mistake this for a child's toy) as a gift for any angler looking for a new challenge Weighing about 2 1/2 ounces, the Streamlines Casting Handline consists of a frame molded of durable high-tech synthetic material, overmolded with a hard-rubber handle. No moving parts, nothing to break, and it's virtually maintenance-free! Each handline includes:
45 yards of 8-pound-test monofilament (spooled and ready to start fishing.a vinyl carrying bag with Velcro closure (which doubles as a handy tackle bag) a wooden ball for practice casting an informative brochure that explains the how-to of handline fishing Order your Streamlines Casting Handline today for $14.95 each (Massachusetts residents add 5 percent sales tax [75 cents per unit]), plus $4.00 for Priority Mail shipping.
White Mouse Productions 319 Centre Ave. # 280 Rockland, MA 02370 [email protected]
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