A place for everything and everything in its place – that’s well and good for your rods and
reels, waders and even your socks; but what about your left over monofilament? While ﬁshing in Montana, I came across a very simple idea that Michiana was in desperate need of – monoﬁlament recycling tubes. These are simple PVC tubes that allow people to properly place excess monoﬁlament instead of leaving it on the banks, in the weeds and streams that can cause injuries to wildlife as well as people.
SJRVFF conservation has implemented up to 34 monoﬁlament recycling tubes and placeed them in ﬁshing spots all over Michiana. St. Joseph
County Parks, Potato Creek State Park and others have embraced the idea.
We want to thank Niezgodski Plumbing of South Bend and Homan Lumber of Elkhart
Indiana and North American Pipe of Bristol for pipe, ﬁttings, elbows and post. We need your help. We are looking for volunteers to clean out the tubes once a month or as needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brandon Rasler.
This is a great excuse to get out and ﬁsh as well as help the environment. Here is a list of sites. Please collect the monoﬁlament and we will properly recycle through Pure Fishing, the parent company of Berkley.