Re: Ketchin' Fish... the OLD fashioned way.
Caught a bow last week with a red butt still lodged in his jaw and kept the fly as a souvenir. This winter I landed a 14 rainbow with about 10 inches of mono extending out from his rectum. It had been there for a long time as there was a lot of moss growing on the line. When I gently pulled the line it felt like a spinner blade was lodged inside and I was afraid it might tear his intestines if I pulled it out. The fish was healthy and it was obvious because of the moss it wasn't bothering him so I cut the string short and turned him back loose.
Nothing is new under the sun, but strange things are seen at night.