People that I meet and work with are always trying to help me but they just don't understand. I hear the same things over and over. I smile and tell them I'll check that out and how much I appreciate the help. I am going to list some things I'm told and then the thought triggered in my mind. I know you hear them too and I hope you add some of your own. 1. You ought to get Graphite rods they are more sensitive than fiberglass 1. I know but can you pull a stump with it. How would it do if you hooked a southbound freight train. 2. You ought to get some clamp on rod holders. I saw them for $ 1.99 2. If I used those made in china 1.99 rod holders, I would be better off to just throw all my rods in the river and not have to wait on a bite. 3.I would not get my hands skinned I would get me a gaff. 3. I would not gaff a fish if I was going to release it. 4. No way would I wade those snakey creeks. I would buy my minnows. 4. The kind of minnows I catch are not for sale anywhere I know of. 5. You ought to get you a bass boat and get rid of that old jon. Bass boats are so much more comfortable. 5. I know but can they float in 6" of water. How do they handle being drug up on riprap. 6. You ought to use wire hooks so if you hang up they would straighten out. 6. I know but the last thing I want is for a hook to straighten out. 7. They have life jackets on sale at walmart. They are cheap but they are all you need. They would pass Coast guard requirements. 7. Some of the places I fish if I go in the water a life jacket is the only thing that may save my life. I get the best I can find. 8. No way would I go to the trouble and expense of fooling with those skipjacks. 8. If you knew what I knew you would. 9. You ought to nail your cats to a tree to dress them. 9. I can dress 3 cats while your gone to get the hammer. 10. You ought to drip your cats in scalding water. The skin will come right off. 10. yea right. Can you all add some more.