Maybe that guy way back when was on to something with his small stream stripping basket notion. I might just switch to jerkbaits (trebles removed in lieu of singles for I am not an animal) on the Bantam Curado (original green).
Its been noted here that newbies sometimes get a rough treatment. Here is one response, written by Old Dog, that might help those thinking of making their first post understand a little bit about this place. After you read this take a moment (or two or three) and look around and get a sense of this place. If you're still interested make your intro and join the fray. —Jed