We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Getting an arm rasped by a 100# flathead might be worth the meat. But getting fingers eliminated off by a snapper, beaver or worse might not.
I've done a lot of strange things fishing and I've seen a lot of strange things fishing, but this is just plain nuts. Even a 20 lb'er can take you down- these things are used to staying on the bottom and they are strong. They also like to roll a lot which can be an adventure.