We just got some reader mail from Todd Horton of Dayton, Ohio, including the photo at left. It was taken by his son-in-law, Robert Krumroy, during a recent trip on the Maumee River. Not wanting to lose his jig after snagging, Robert waded out to retrieve it. The gnarled mess in the shot is what he was stuck on. In the note, Krumroy urged fellow anglers to do their best to retrieve snags so is to avoid junking up the river with lead and hooks. I agree with that, especially in high-traffic spots. However, I'm more intrigued by this mess for other reasons.