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May 09, 2011

Andy Hahn

Metal finishes prevent hooks from dissolving into a rusty mess, but nothing lasts forever. The most corrosion-resistant plating eventually breaks down and allows oxidation to ravage a hook's vulnerable high-carbon steel core. Even simple acts such as touching up a point or using pliers to remove a hook breach the plating, opening the door to corrosion. Manufacturers protect their hooks with proprietary finishes, some providing more corrosion resistance than others.
Exposure to the sun's UV radiation plays an important role in determining one's chances of contracting skin cancer. Other factors include past sunburns, sun exposure at a young age, genetics and immune system deficiencies. The following test can help evaluate your risk of developing skin cancer. Add up your total points and match your score with those below to find your risk level.
American Academy of Dermatology www.aad.orgSunsmart Inc. www.sunsmart.comCoppertone
Since chasing silver kings in Trinidad and Tobago doesn't require an up-before-dawn-and-fish-till-dark routine, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the island paradise surroundings with your family.
Sport Fishing occasionally receives letters from readers who've witnessed appalling scenes of dead billfish stacked in Cabo marinas. During my visit I saw no large-scale carnage; however, I met a first-time angler who proudly announced he'd boated a striped marlin that day and planned to have it mounted.
MFRLineRated Strength
KNOTRated/ Actual Line Strength
Strip Baits Add Seductive Spice to Your Trolling Lures
Nowhere does such single-mindedness of purpose, such focus on accomplishing big-fish goals, exist as on the island of Faial.
How to make sure your action photos and keepers.
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