Why should vinyl be replaced?

When vinyl (polyvinyl chloride or PVC) plastics were introduced they were hailed as the "super plastic." Strong, durable and weather-resistant, these plastics would last forever... and now we know that they do. Vinyl's production, use and disposal created more cancer-causing and toxic chemical than any other plastic on Earth. Once released into the environment, vinyl accumulates continuously.     European nations have recently joined together to ban vinyl from landfills, but with no easy way to recycle it, where does it all go? According to Dr. Joe Thornton, author of Pandor'a Poison from MIT press, "PVC is one of the most environmentally hazardous consumer materials ever produced... PVC is extremely difficult to recycle... and hazardous by-products are formed throughout the PVC...

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Monic's MICROSLICK Line Lubricant is the Perfect Fly Fishing Companion

"Bob, I want to thank you for being so involved with development of your Covert Clear fly lines. As you know our team has fished your lines exclusively for at least the last five years. Without a doubt the clear lines increase the number of bites  that we get tarpon fishing in clear water.  It allows me to throw a much shorter leader because the line is clear which allows getting the fly in to the right spot more consistently on windy days.  With schooling fish it's absolutely invaluable because so many eyes are there to see the colored line and spook.  Most of the time with the clear line I can throw the line over the entire school and...

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Monic Fly Lines in Canada

Finding a universal Intermediate Clear fly line is a task taken by so many yet never realized or at least until recently, Having used Monic clear floating Fly Lines off the beaches of Vancouver Island chasing Pink, Coho and Chinook Salmon very successfully we were asked to try the new Clear Intermediate line for the same and WOW. Brilliantly clear and smooth, amazing strike detection and a real pleasure to fish. The durability of the coating is what sparked my attention first , with other coatings line treatment was a constant ritual 4 or 5 times a day. This new line seems to avoid the stickiness of Salt and Algae making casting much more efficient. Line tracking and sink is...

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Monic Fly Fisherman Wins Tarpon Tournament

Monic Fly Line user and Guide Dustin Huff, of Marathon, FL and Angler Thane Morgan, from Amarillo, TX took home the hardware in the 42nd Annual Don Hawley Tarpon Tournament.  Congrats from us at Monic!   The Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament was organized by Dick Pope, Jr. in 1975 to honor the great Don Hawley who passed away in 1974. All proceeds are directed to the Guides Trust Foundation, which helps local fishing captains during times of need. The tournament was the first tarpon tournament to stop the killing of tarpon. Charlie Causey, guided by Captain Hank Brown won the tournament in 1986 and as the 1987 Tournament Chairman, Charlie along with other conservation-minded anglers voted to change the Don Hawley Tarpon...

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Monic Fly Line Review: Tarpon Key West

Key West in spring is arguably the best location to sight fly fish for tarpon in the world. However, since it is so well known that it is the best, it has a double edged sword.  The migrating tarpon, who can live as long as 80 or more years, have been conditioned to the onslaught of anglers who converge on Key West to ply their talents against this most worthy game fish.   I have been fly fishing for tarpon since the early 90’s, and there is no doubt in my mind, these fish have learned to refuse certain flies, colored floating lines, and larger shock tippits over the years. I have seen the transformation through my very own eyes....

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