Dang, that was a good night. Did you pull those out of Roosevelt?
Anyway, to stay on topic here, lol, I usually tightline if I am fishing ponds and if I am out at the lake, I freespool it for flatheads and usually have one rod tightlining with livers for channels. If I am missing some of the channels I will still keep the reel engaged, but leave more slack in the line. Can't give alot of advice on the circles as I have just started using them, so thanks for the above advice. I can't believe all these years and I was too stubborn to try out those circles, lol.