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HIF Type 1 Reel w/ Kevlar Wading Tagline

Item No.:
5.00 LBS

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The Type I tagline reel is made of a high-impact Lexan plastic casing and holds up to 600 feet (180 m) of 1/16-inch (0.16 cm) Kevlar braided tagline. The reel has a handle in which a 1/2- inch (1.27 cm) diameter bank stake may be inserted to support the reel on the stream bank while in use. A variable drag device and lock-down bolt also are features of this reel. The standard reel is supplied with 400 feet of wading Kevlar tagline.

The USGS Kevlar tagline consist of a Kevlar inner core enclosed in a nylon jacket and dyed yellow with black marks for improved visibility. The Kevlar wading tagline is 1/16-inch (0.16 cm) diameter and floats for ease of operation such as hanging up in brush or rocks. The Kevlar tagline is waxed with a commercial thread wax. This tagline can be rewaxed as needed with Rewaxer cleaner pad to keep it clean, preserve its abrasion resistance, and assure that the line will float.



Measurement Unit

Marking Interval


2, 10, 100 ft.


1, 10, 100 m






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