The other day, I went fishing with a friend. I threw out a couple of catfish poles, and then we were also fishing for crappie. He caught his first keeper after only a few seconds, so I tossed him the stringer. He fumbled around with it for a while, and finally he asked me how to put a fish on it. I showed him how to poke it through the bottom lip, and went back to fishing. A few minutes later, he caught another. When I went to get the stringer, I pulled it in, and the fish was gone. He hadn't looped it back through, and the fish fell off. Of coarse, being the sensitive type, (not) I started laughing at him. He said "Sorry, I don't know how to opperate a stringer!" That made me laugh even more. 'Opperate a stringer.' Like it's some sort of mechanical device. lol. He's a catch and release bass fisher. (Yes, I have been known to rub shoulders with bass fishermen.) I never even gave it a thought that he would not already know how to opperate a stringer. He's 30 years old, and fishes all the time. Just wanted to share that little story because I laughed about it all day long. I do stupid things too sometimes.