Wicked cool input guys, thanks so much and keep the input flowing.
My neighbor dropped off his Cabela's SR reel for me to spool up with backing and sinking line. Having no idea how to do this and having done it only once or so with my own reel I will take all of your advice into consideration. Not to mention when I need to do it again for myself.
Bubba, it tickled me to read your account of the Sportsmans Wharehouse in Bordentown. I used to love spending time in there after a whole day of checking deer for the State out back in the shed. That father-son team they had in there always made me chuckle!!
Hey, wait a sec...is that you?!?
Duca, I will def read the box...duh, why not right?!
Alba...I really like the idea of marking the backing ahead of time as a pucker-factor indicator! Nice kicker for the neighbor. He'll really think I know what's what after I tell him about that feature!!!
It's a Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)