25 of the NCLA women were in attendance this evening.
1...A sharp knife (with a protective sheath, preferably)
2...A sharpening stone. He uses a wet-stone
3...A few heavy-duty Zip-Lock bags to keep the fresh fillets in for transport
Then he began answering questions about how his rod was spooled; what type of line, what type of knots, etc. so he took a few minutes to tell us what his preferences were with regard to line and knots. All of his line connections are with knots, not swivels simply because the hardware of a swivel will ruin the eyes of the rods when it comes in constant contact during the line retrieval process. He uses 20# fluorocarbon for his leader line and suggests that you can save a little money by buying fluorocarbon fishing line (which comes in a bigger spool) instead of buying fluorocarbon leader line (which comes in a smaller spool) because you can get more fishing line for the same price as the leader line. He demonstrated the surgeon's knot (his favorite line-to-line knot) and then the canoeman's knot (his favorite line-to-hook knot)
Lucy won a white handle, 8 inch Dexter fillet knife which can be found at West Marine.
To view his presentation on YouTube, please contact the Nature Coast Lady Anglers for the link.