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Pointing to the alignment and hook holder, Goughnour explains the need for proper alignment of guides with the reel seat. Proper alignment ensures a smooth cast and prevents the line from bunching up or tangling as it passes through the guides.

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Jim Goughnour handcrafts fishing poles that obey the commands of the handler

When I was a kid, fishing seemed like the cool thing to do. Like other kids, I dreamed of catching “the big one.”

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