The wife got her large Rattle trap stuck on a piece of concrete and called me over.
I nudged it loose, reeled it in and cast out. Man did that baby fly, caught me off guard actually a little bit of a head turner. I'm thinkin' man look at that thing go... wtf is that? Half the effing pole is gone!
Ok, lets wrangle that piece back in here some how. It's only a couple weeks old and I didn't remember until my daughter pointed out the shaft didn't come apart like a two piece. It had actually split.
Ever try to catch half of a fishing pole bobbing in the water?
It's not easy. I tied on the biggest topwater I have and the hooks just slid right on past. Brushed up against it and laughed while I reeled it back in.
I can say that I have never seen that happen before, ever.
Pinnacle Pro Series... f-you. Love the reel, screw the pole.
Ok, I'm lying. I loved that pole, we were made for each other. I found a perfect rhythm with this combo while she was reading and knitting between fishing. I was liking it better than my good stuff until it went flying into the abyss.
That was after 4 hours of bad luck with a 12 year old neighbor that has never been fishing and has zero discipline. After 20 casts this girl was still landing on top of her own head or between her toes.
I have probably taught maybe 50 people how to cast in my lifetime and I have never seen anything like this.
I have a new respect for people who volunteer for this torture.
Whole trip 15 minutes down the road probably cost me 50 bucks in tackle alone. I have maybe 10 stories I could tell just from today that would have you scratching your head. The wife stepped in, level headed as she is and tied on some of those lead head jigs you get with a new Shakespear rig from Wallmart that my kid had tucked away because they are PRETTY. lol
By 5:00 I, me, I, wanted to go home. Get me the hell out of here!
Our catch... my daughter got a little Bass and some jabloke 20 yards away pulled up 3 really nice cats. Easier to do if someone isn't crossing all four of you families lines at the same time and reeling and pulling as hard as they can because they think they got their first fish! lol