Life of the Party
Well now I feel kinda bad..
When we were little caught some big rock fish and flounder of the dock at jefferson head using a baitcaster we found and some hooks we scrounged up baited with those bitey green worms. Handlining more like it.That's been done. Zebco push button reel was the reel of choice for a well known offender.
I'll chime in on this, too. When I was about a 13 year old Air Force brat, our family was stationed in Germany. I used to hang around a small pond on base looking for bugs, frogs or anything else entertaining. One day, a guy was fishing there and told me that there were some big fish at the bottom of the pond. Well, I just had to find out for myself.Or the cane pole I learned to catch perch on with a bobber and a worm oh and a split shot or two.
I use to trout fish in a lake that seemed to always have a bit of wind all the time, now I was fishing with a spinning out fit using an egg sinker and bait. I would find a stick to rest my rod on and pull out some line and hook a pop top on the line. When the trout would grab my bait the pop top would go airborne. Fish onJeez, wonder what that mods that guy would come up with if he was casting a 12 weight for fish that would make coho feel trout-like (comparatively speaking).