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Old 14th November 2017, 09:39 AM   #6
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i have always thought they have that transverse reinforcing there to keep the long tines from bending outwards too much. i, having caught large eels myself (on a rod & reel) know they are nasty slippery bitey twisty escape artists (my austrian granny loved them). i can't stand the little devils myself and have never tasted one.
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