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Monday, September 9, 2013
New Way to Test Reel Drag
This is Toby, my Jack Russell, sans dorsal fin, pectoral fins, and tail. This morning I invented a way to test the drag on my new fishing reel, which, if it catches on, will make me an overnight millionaire so I can fish whenever I want.
Here's how it works. Put the salmon costume on your dog. Tie your line to the top of his collar. Toss some carrots in the yard. Wait for bunnies. When bunnies appear, open the door and let your dog out.
You will know right away how smooth your drag is, and how much you need to tighten or loosen it.
You may even get a few laughs out of the neighbors!