Thanks D1. I recall the "reel recovery" being mentioned out here before and I had forgotten all about
it. Back in my youth back home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula I did lots of trout fishing, and miss all of that. I plan on checking in on their website again for sure!
I got a bit chock'd up just reading your last paragraph about that little boy. . . . I lost a younger brother to a brain tumor when he was just 8 years old, and it took me an awful long time to accept that could happen to one so young and full of life, that was never availed. . . At this point in my life I'll deal with the beast, but no child should. . . . .