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).