OK folks, I have now been on BOC for a few weeks reading. The way I see it 2006 is the "Year of the Gnome", he has that fire in his eye that Flathunter use to have before the dreaded "Curse of the Gnome". Both have spent all winter gearing up to outdo each other. My question to you is...what do you think the outcome of all this will be? I have transfered some of my notes concerning this perplexing problem to here for your comment. 1. The Gnome is determined to out fish the Flathunter using only whimpy devining rods(King Kat Pro) just so he can rub it in all next winter. 2. The Gnome will use every devining rod at his disposal to accomplish this....no matter how many break...just so he can rub it in. 3. The Gnome will release at least half the curse and cure all ills by crossing said same devining rods at the beginning of each fishing trip and tapping them 3 times on each other....then flinging them wildly up and down the river. 4. Flathunters curse will continue due having to duck so much from all that flinging by the Gnome. 5. Everytime Flathunter gets close to success the Gnome will pull out the .45 and blast all his fish in 4" of water. What do y'all think?