Poor Deep Blue. Imagine coming to this board complaining of having gotten ribbing somewhere else! He just needs to pray to the Good Lord that this thread disappears before Gunsmoke notices it. Otherwise, someday years from now, somebody will mention a brightly-colored reel and GS will post something like the following:
"I hate anodized reels. One time, we had this old boy on the 360tuna website and everybody thought he was ok if you know what I mean, and hell, maybe he was--I never followed him around with video camera-- but then, come to find out, he bought a purple reel and let everbody know about it. Not only that, but he needed to buy some real estate and we found out he wouldn't do business with anybody but a gay realtor. Anyway, I asked him if he would like to race me sometime for a thousand dollars, and he said he would, so we I got him onboard and we went out about 50 miles into the blue water, in about 60 fathoms or so, and I tossed that purple reel overboard, and tossed him in after it and put the hammer down on both diesels for shore. I waited off and on at the dock for the better part of two weeks and then, one day, here he came swimming up to the dock with that reel in his teeth, and barnacles all over his bare butt. He climbed out and walked away without even saying "Thanks," much less paying me the grand. Overall, though, I think it did that old boy some good, because the next time I saw him out fishing, he had a gold reel just like the Good Lord intended, and he had a good-looking woman on the boat. Who ever said a man can't change?"
Or maybe not...