You Gotta Hang On To The Rod, Champ

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. EAR MUFFS, KIDS. THE VERSION OF “POOP” THIS GUY USES WILL GET YOU SENT … Continued

WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. EAR MUFFS, KIDS. THE VERSION OF “POOP” THIS GUY USES WILL GET YOU SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL.

I’m not a huge fan of wire-line trolling for stripers, especially when there’s a parachute jig tied to the end of the 300-feet of wire you’re dragging. You just keep “sweeping the broom,” as they say, wearing out your arms until that telephone pole loads up. Then you winch in the prize that usually feels like dead weight. But it is a highly effective big-bass technique. I cannot deny that. And step one after the hit is definitely hanging on to the rod. You gotta hang on to the rod.