I don't know if any of these will help ya.. but the article about fishing RODS helped me last year when I started running Rat-L Traps in the fall...9 casts/9 fish on labor day keeps me going back to bass resource all the time.
Even a BAD day of fishing is better than a good day of work; paydays excluded!
For the "5 Ways To Fish a Dardevle Spoon" see http://www.dardevle.net/dardevlecgi/index.pl?init=1 (by the way, these retrieves are versatile enough for most any spoon. They also cover the entire water column depth from top to bottom. A great bonus is that weather patterns that will determine the level of fish aggressiveness to chase baits can be matched to the most effective retrieve styles).
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954