Re: First trip of the year/ever (IA)
Congo Rats!!! It sounds like you had a great time. Also, sounds like you have a good grip on things and will soon be landing those strikes. (I am envious-- I'm still waiting on my first hook up for 2010. Heck, I'm waiting on my first interested fish for 2010....)
By the way (I never followed up, and you may have posted the answer...), what rod did you go with?
And yes, I laughed at the strike indicator.... (a little ingenuity can go a long way....)