Hogsticker2 wrote:daiwafan wrote:Here is a better picture of the rod, better because there is a 3 pound 12 ounce smallie in it LOL
The neatest thing about this fish is that I was demonstrating to another fisherman the combination of the rod, the DIY spool and the line in casting the relatively light bait. He was using spinning tackle and mono with a similar tube. I threw a long cast out and was describing the feel of the bait when it encountered what felt like a piece of wood. I told the guy that was how I was catching the fish as they tend to position themselves behind wood and rock waiting for something to wander by in the little bit of current in this particular hole. I popped the line to free the bait as I told him I tried to do that gingerly so the bait does not move too far from the rock or piece of wood. I no more than got the word "wood" out of my mouth as I felt the tap and set the hook on this one.