Spinner reel kicked my butt
So, I went fishing with the girlfriend last weekend by the lake. So I brought my old spinner rod and reel with me.
I don't know if I've just been fly fishing too much or what but I could not get that thing to cooperate with me. Every time I lifted the bail to cast a bunch of line would fall off the reel. I had the line pinched between my rod and finger, I had the bail retrieval thing set up near the rod, I did everything I did as a kid but could not control that stupid line!!
The few times I did get a decent cast it didn't go any further than if I'd been using my fly rod. So I switched over to my fly rod and just fished with buggers and muddlers.
What the heck? Have I lost my touch?
I'm not really looking for answers, I just thought it was funny that I've become completely incompetent with a simple spinner reel.