Tony Maja Trolling Safety Line

Prevent your trolling tackle from going glug-glug.

Whether contending with rough seas, "outrodder" horizontal rod holders or newbie anglers, safety lines prevent your trolling tackle from going glug-glug. I hit the grounds with Tony Maja's trolling safety lines. Made of coiled, polyurethane-coated polypropylene, they stay out from underfoot when the rod is in the holder, yet stretch to more than 12 feet when an angler picks up the rod. A stainless carabiner clips neatly to the reel lugs; at the boat end, a 10-inch loop easily "cat'spaws" to cleats, or can be fed through itself for securing to a fighting chair, leaning post or T-top support. $30; tackledirect.com