But he wasn't okay; any idiot could see that. He had been palmed off on two strangers-and he knew it. He was angry, frustrated, intimidated...and he wasn't catching fish. I reeled in, and as I did I saw that Joe had also reeled in. We walked over, and Joe looked at the rod. The line was hopelessly tangled around the spool and reel seat. The kid was embarrassed, but Joe said, "Let's try another rod." Then he handed him a spinnerbait. From the way the kid fumbled, we knew he didn't know how to tie the knot properly.