- Jun 5, 2008
Fished this A.M. Got into a couple fish. One with a fin, the others were brats. I went 2 for 4 today on Owners in a size 4. Steelhead are wiley, so I can't complain too much, but I do not like gear failure. The two lost were stuck hard, and fought for more than a few minutes. Reeled up broken hooks. If they shake loose, or roll off, you can't complain, but this... I can. This has never, ever happened to me before with Owners. And I have put some big fish on their #4's and #2's as well. I got a bad bag, and I called. I am recieving a free package of #4 Needle Points in black, for the cost to ship them. Not a bad deal I guess. Except gear failure, like a few I know, it really gets under the 'ol skin. Customer service guy was actually very smart, quick to assertain the cause, and rectify the problem. Anyhoo, whacked this one right off the bat, and got one more for a limit, just as bright, a bit later in the same drift, after I retied with Visions finally after the fin, and two bust offs. Got a phone again...Finally, so I can once again take crappy pictures of pretty nice fish!