Originally Posted by Hardyreels
What exactly happened regarding the thumbnail?
I had a fishing trip planned and the night before the trip I decided that my fingernails needed cut. I ended up cutting most of them way too short. Namely, my left and right thumbnails. I found out the hard way that it's quite uncomfortable to hold the rod and strip line for 8 hours with nails too short. Especially when you manage to catch a nice carp and the reel handle whacks your sore thumb.