This evening I was at a neighborhood function and ran into a fellow parent that was showing some interest in fishing last year. He instantly started to tell me how he picked up a 12lbs Ugly Stick from Costco and in his words little plastic fish to use as bait.
One of the local schoolie spots over here is very visable from a passing highway so it is no suprise he picked this spot to go first. Armed with his new stick; plastic fish and two kids he hit the water with only casting my rod the year before a few times. Within the first hour he had 6 schoolies; and a few more before they called it a night. Its funny when you see someones facial expressions telling there victorius story; this being his first trip out made it even better.
This made me really start to think; this guy hits the water; budget stick; one type of lure; and no clue how to present his bait, tie knots, etc... and he had some great fish and not just one!
Is this addition we all have truely Rocket Science; nah... I am starting to believe its 50% luck (being in the right place at the right time, even though most of us try to predict this 50% on a day to day basis) and 50% time spent paying off.
So before heading home I warned him on what could come of this new past time; his response was not suprising "I think I want to get one of those 9' rods"!!!!!!!!