This footage is from the weekend of August 31st, I was up in Western Wisconsin fishing topwater frogs for Bass. I got blown up in the same area 3 times on topwater to the point of frustration so I grabbed my swim jig and casted back to it. On that first cast, I hooked into a decent Northern Pike - I should have worn him out more because he leaped out of the water, bit my pinkie finger , and stole my swim jig. He left me with some cut fluorocarbon and a bloody hand.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988