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From "The Fisherman", 25 April 1996, pg. 26

New Products: Sea Wolfe Tackle Striving for Perfection

 In this age where big business is a virtue, there still remains a group of small, inventive regional manufacturers who, without the aid of a large R&D budget, endeavor to create the better "mousetrap." One such manufacturer is Sea Wolfe Tackle of Londonderry, NH.


Richard and Judy Wolfe started Sea Wolfe in 1991 and are beginning to emerge as one of the most resourceful and innovative companies in rig manufacturing. They were the first to incorporate Worden's Lures, Spin-N-Glo's with their rigs, including offshore, and to date, offer the widest selection of rigs utilizing the Spin-N-Glo.


This year they have again used prodcut produced by another US manufacturer, Reef Fisher's B=2 Squids. "The superiority of the solid bodied squids over the thin walled imported skirts in apparent," reports Dick Wolfe, "and the fact that they are available in a range of sizes from three to 14 inches, enables us to experiment with a variety of different types of rigs."


In fact, they will be producing a number of rigs utilizing both Spin-N-Glo's and B-2 Squids and all of the skirted Spin-N-Glo fluke rigs will now be produced with B-2 Squids instead of the imports.


Dick Wolfe... has seen too much of our manufacturing overseas and strives to use as many American-made products as possible. He is firmly convinced that there are a number of small American manufacturers producing superior components at reasonable prices and all it takes is some research to seek them out.


Perhaps, the one single item that really exemplifies the innovation of the manufacturer is their reintroduction of the thread wrapped snelled hook...


Some of you may remember this type of snelled hook. There was no eye, the leader was laid along the shank of the hook and thread was wrapped around the same way a guide is attached to a rod. The wrap was then covered with a spar varnish. The problem with them was that they used cotton thread which would rot and the varnish would crack and peel after a season.


This type of snlled hook was replaced by what most of us are familiar with today, the knotted monofilament leadered hook.


All of us are aware of the failure of knots and for many years the major line manufaturers have stressed "knot strength" when snelling hooks. With today's new materials and technology nylon has replaced cotton and a pliable epoxy has replaced the varnish. The result is a snell that is actually 35 times stronger than the breaking strength of the mono leader itself.


Bait fisherman who like to "pack the hook," will be able to use as much as they like. Worm fishermen will be able to use large whole blood or sandworms with ease for there is no eye or knot interfere with threading the worm along the leader.

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