Sorry I'm late with this. Want to wish all the fathers out there a happy belated fathers day. I hope it was enjoyable for all. Which in my mind translates to, I hope all the fishing fathers on this board got to get out and do what they love to do: fish. My father passed in '94 and I have no children, but I would be remiss not to honor those who do. Some of my greatest childhood memories are of my father taking me fishing. And one of my last poignant memories of him was when the tables were turned and I took him fishing instead in the summer of '94. It was our last fishing trip together and we both knew it. It was painful and joyful all at the same time. I'm a grown man but I can still remember how special I felt when he called me "little buddy," when we were fishing. And he taught me so much more while fishing other than how to tie a knot so my hook wouldn't come loose... again, use a casting rod so it wouldn't backlash...again or hold a catfish so it wouldn't slice my thumb open... again. Yeah. I was hard headed and wouldn't listen the first time. I made every mistake there was to make. And he let me. He made me learn the hard way so that I could remember and appreciate the right way. Never had to raise his voice. Sometimes he giggled. Sometimes he just said, "Ready to listen now?" He taught me how to fish and so much more about life. So to all the fathers out there, keep fishing and keep teaching. Hope your day was grand.