On the money! It's all about doing it for the 'Gram. I'll be damned if I'm dunking my $400-500 fly reel under Saltwater just to get likes and the approval of Beta males.It’s trendy and gets social media attention that these flatbiller divas love. I don’t dunk any reels intentionally and wear a curve in my cap so they block sun and fit like a man was intended to wear them. Call me old fashioned but I don’t wear jeans with rhinestones on them either...
I thought the point was to be able to cast into a paper bag!Dunking is all for show. Period. If it happens it happens and even "non-sealed" reels like the time tested Everglades can take it. Just the typical IG post influencer post. Sad thing is most of them with the fancy cameras and drone would be fine with a pflueger medalist as they cant cast their way out of a paper bag.
I completely agree. Seems like a lot of folks enjoy the internet accolades more than fishing itself. Fishing has become the means for “fishing” for compliments.Who can make shirts that say “I fish for likes” or “I got it on film” I gotta couple bro staffers around my neck of the woods that could use one. After all nobody will believe you if you don’t take 1,000 pictures of the same 22 inch red....