Tauten, Inc. developed knotless line connections for the $48 Billion sports fishing market. In the US market alone it is estimated that over 6 Billion knots are tied by sports fishing enthusiasts. Knots reduce line strength and are subject to slippage; the Tauten LineWelder produces a connection that yields full line strength. The product is fully developed and in production. The company seeks funds for a "go to market" effort. See Tauten.com.