question for you river fisherman that fish tight line. My question is simple, what is the most exciting part about catching the fish on the river. Seeing the rod go down?? picking up and feeling the fish?? Seeing the fish for the firs time when it comes up?? Getting the fish in the net?? taking the weight and getting pics of the fish??? For me There is nothing more exciting than getting to see the bite!! Ya know, for those of us using circle hooks we get to watch that pole sssllllllooooowwwwwly start to bend and then all hell breaks loose. That part is what really gets my blood flowin. Lets here it all. I guess same goes for you flat head fisherman that don't fish tightline. Is it the bite perhaps that tickles your fancy???