Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Gadgets Anonymous: The EZ Tie
If I don't watch myself carefully, my fishing vests will jingle more than a group of hikers walking through thick brush in Katmai National Park. I carry far too many things in my pack already so I was hesitant when the nice lady offered to demo the EZ Tie for me. The EZ Tie is a device, like about three others that I own, that is supposed to make tying blood and barrel knots quick and easy. I suppose I've always felt guilty about my chronic overuse of the surgeons knot, so I agreed to watch the demo.
The difference in this tool and the three others is that this one works (I made the lady let me try it myself). I ended up buying one and have found it works pretty well once you get the hang of it. It's a little pricey at $27.95 plus $5 shipping but it is all made in the USA out of very sturdy material. I met the inventor who sales these for himself and he's a nice guy. They way I see it, if it gets me rigged up and on the water quicker, it's worth the price.