So reasonable AuK9, what is the real story? Etiquette lessons from Shawn? Not sure he offered any ettiquitte lessons. For heavens sake he posted his observations positive and negative. He posted photos taken in a public location and shared them. I was not there but his story reminds me of a few lake days. BRINGBRINGBRINGBRING (super freaking loud) Any luck yet, over? No, nothing going on my black trolled bugger, over? You still using the intermediate, over? Yeah, gonna switch it up to a pheasant tail with a beadhead, over? You see the guy in the yellow toon with his rod bent in half, over? Yeah, looked like he was getting worked over pretty good, over. Did you see what he caught that 'bow on, over? Nope, but I'm gonna kick in a bit closer, over? Why don't you just stay over there and ask me? I can hear your whole converstation from both you and your pals across the lake. I caught that trout on a rubber legged brown bugger fished with a wrist twitch. Rude bastard has been eaves dropping on our chat, over. Really, over? Yeah, what a prick, over. Did you see his fly, over? No, but he told me it was a brown rubber legged bugger fished with a wrist twitch, over. Good to know, switching up to that one now, over. Okay, I'm gonna go take a piss and warm up my frozen toes, over. Alright, call me when you are ready to get back at it, over. Will do, over. Relaxing as hell, makes me want to go back to my cubicle. By the way, since you are not taking etiquette lessons from Shawn I'm not taking mine from you. (Like we all have a 70' backcast - LOL) With parenthetic statements like that you are basically saying you laugh, like he is lying. Have you seen him cast? I have not, but it is not like he boasted about something unlikely, say casting 125' from a seated position in a pontoon boat (doable, but not by many). I've seen a lot of guys huck 70' of line from a toon, even some do it from a tube. He could have said he was sticking fish every 4.5 minutes and brought in 75 during his outing. Sorry, guess my hackles are up over the differences in perspective. You can take me off your Christmas Card list. By the way I don't even know Shawn, so don't even go there.