"Shakedown Sunday"

June 2, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

John Corrigan begins the semi-ritualized process of preparing for a first day on a fish-filled New Hampshire pond. “An important shakedown ritual is to strip all of the floating lines from their spools, pull them through a cloth moistened with cleaner/lubricant, stretch to remove the kinks, and then wind them tightly back onto the spool. Another shakedown ritual is to sort through leftover leaders and tie a knot called a perfection loop in the butt end of any that are sold unfinished.” In the Concord Monitor.