We’ve all seen it done.

On TV, in magazines and books, at every tournament and all over the Internet.  All – of us if we’re truthful! – have done it.  Many still do. Many more will, unfortunately, continue to do it. Despite the facts.  The results of this all-to-common action, is death. What is it you say?

The answer is: the Horizontal-One-Hand-Lip-Grip-Hold.

You know, the one.  Yeah, it’s grip part of the ‘Grip-n-Grin’; used to show off that beautiful big bass you’ve just caught. Showing you  holding your trusty rod & reel; kissing ‘da bass, ‘Dance Style’; mugging for the camera – someone else or, worse yet!, a self-portrait; encouraging envy among your fishing party … and many other routinely justified purposes.

It may be popular and one could even say, “Well, everyone is doing it!”  And  about that part, you would be correct; nearly everyone IS doing it.  But, there is no support for continuing to do it.

Fishermen must STOP using this damaging hold and STOP NOW.

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