I agree! In my boat I don't allow anyone to touch their rod until I give the OK, and if they do, God help them. I give then a tongue-lashing they have never had! (To belittle....is to be little) [img]graemlins/icon_argue.gif[/img] After all, bringing fish back to the dock is the most important part of fishing, isn't it?
Yes, I do fish a lot by myself, but after all, I am my own best company anyway!? :grin:
PS; have you ever seen the DrT.Hooky videos of salmon hitting herring trolled off a downrigger. Their awesome, and many eat that herring TAIL FIRST :0 .....so much for absolutes! Try setting your drag fairly loose, then they can have their cake and hook it too.