so finally i decided to get out and fish when my rod has been collecting dust for a long time. It was stupid of me to not bother to get new lines etc, cause i have no idea how long 2 years storage shelf will last. Apparently the big problem for me today was LOSING my hooks, i was tying them property but for some reason they couldn't handle the stress of a 10-20 mins battle. On some occasion i would set the hook only the just completely lose my hook. After being frustrated for 2 hours hooking 10 springs and not being able to land one. I got fed up and just went to the tackle store and got myself 12 pounds fresh leader. Curious note, a fishermen mentioned to me that my leader was way too light, since it was 8 pounds and my main was 15 pounds. Previous years i had no problem landing 20-30 pounds spring but this year i think it was a bust for having them stored for too long, could 8 pounds not handle long term stress of fighting? we all know its going to be a long battle to bring in a spring on centerpin. Now problem was solved no more losing hook but now i was just losing battle left and right after hooking two or 3 more springs (they were spitting them out lol), i guess i was really exhausted fighting spring with centerpin all day T_T. Overall i had a great day in term of just playing with fish. People asked why i used light line? i tell them i am just fishing for the thrill not to take home. On a side note, i also had a coho hook up and it put up a marvelous aerial show but spit my hook out couldn't tell if it was wild or not. I saw lots of spring being foul hooked and hooked, couple of coho hooked (few big ones, couldn't believe how big they were). Helped tailed in two guys fish, one guy had a hatch hoe which was a beaut, so nice and chrome. So my day was productive just giving couple of guys some help.