Mepps is asking NAFC members who also hunt small game to save their squirrel tails this upcoming hunting season and sell them to the company, for use in making in-line spinners. Mepps has been buying fox, black and grey squirrel tails for more than three decades, and will pay up to 26 cents each, depending on quality and quantity. The cash value is doubled if the tails are traded for Mepps lures. "Hundreds of other materials, both natural and synthetic, have been tested," says Jim Martinsen, Mepps spokesman, "but few materials work as well. Mepps is only interested in recycling tails taken from squirrels that have been harvested for the table," Martinsen stresses. "We do not advocate taking squirrels strictly for their tails."