@TennesseeTroutboy I own at least 8 of these and the only problem I've had with any of them is the rubber in the guides tend to come out after a years worth ...more of fishing, but other than that it's a
That's not a Northern Pike fingerling, that's a Grass Pickerel. Only pickerel have that long, black "tear" under their eye. Northerns, even juveniles, ...more do not have that. Still, it's a cool catch!