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Indispensable to any fisherman who needs to transport, handle, or carry rigged rods, the HookShield reduces the risk of impalement by exposed hooks. HookShield comes in two sizes and simply wraps around the lure and hook with Velcro, attaching the lure to the rod, and not only lowering the risk of personal injury, but also eliminating snags in the boat or car., which markets the product, is an internet-based company specializing in fishing safety and convenience tackle. About $2.25 to $3, depending on size; call 703-620-3247 to order, or visit the Web site at