I do not and never have worked in a tackle shop. The name isan insulting nickname for someone who fishes to much.
The black hands thing goes away. Some tarred twine gives up its tar to your hands on the first few uses, but then it stops. Over time, the tar comes off and the cord gets the mottled grey/black look that I like.
Don't wear a white shirt the first few times you fish with it and you will be fine. It will dry out quickly and won't happen after that.
Slappy the baitshop boy
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