"Geared up" LOL! Jeff, I have not wet a line in like a year lol. I think the previous time I was in a float tube was with Dano in NB and that was like a year ago haha. Wait.. which end of the rod is up again??
LC don't worry it is like riding a bike and if it has been a while you are going to fall and skin your knee. BUt you will be ok because you will only be falling in the water.