Fish Fighting Tip
Big chums and silvers will tear up light tackle and reels with cheap drags. You can't afford to bring a knife to this gun fight. Invest in quality tackle that can take the heat. As you gain experience fighting fish, and know the limits of your tackle, you can fight the fish more aggressively. That helps keep them closer to you, which increases the odds of landing a big one. If you let a big fish get downstream of you in fact current, it's a lost cause. You want to let a bruiser know you're the boss, and a powerful rod, a reel with a drag that won't stutter, and good tippet material can help you do that.