PhotoEssay: Ocean Beach

“The trace, or leader, is the piece of terminal tackle that connects your main line – the length of nylon monofilament (mono), GSP braid (braid) or fly line wound onto your reel’s spool – to the hook or lure that catches the fish. (Fishing.net.nz)”

“Amongst the tangle of fronds washed onto beaches after fierce storms, there will be delicate red laces, massive rubbery straps, slimy thin sheets, and brown beads that pop with pressure. All have come from a narrow zone of the rocky coast – the realm of seaweeds.” Maggy Wassilieff – https://teara.govt.nz/en/seaweed