The AMS Trigger Guard replaces the trigger pad formally sold on AMS Retrievers. Made of a soft dense foam material, it offers more comfort and better grip. Plus the extended length gives you the ability to attach it to your bow riser which then blocks or "guards" loose line from getting behind your trigger. Remember, keep your line tight between your retriever and the safety slide at all times and use your Line Retainer Z59 too. Simple actions like these, along with the use of our new Trigger Guard, will protect your reel from damage. Made in America!