We've all seen that one clueless angler reeling backwards, but this video may be the most excruciatingly painful thing you see all day long.
We've all seen "that guy," and hopefully it's not you. It kind of makes you wonder who brought him to the water, what they've been teaching him, and just how green he is to the game. Everybody has to start somewhere, but this guy definitely got a late start and some catching up to do.
Even the most experienced anglers get backlashes in their baitcasting reels, but the guy who keeps a spinning reel on top and reels backwards is a special kind of angler.
Fair warning, if you're annoyed by that kind of fisherman, the video you are about to see may be the most excruciatingly painful thing you'll watch all day.
It's almost offensive how far behind he is, and that someone else likely led him down the wrong path and sent him out in public.
The sad thing is that the guy in the video is hooked up, and rather than his buddies explain to him the best way to operate his equipment in order to get the fish in the boat, they just watched him suffer through it, grabbed a camera, and recorded the whole ordeal to share with the rest of the world.
Write your Congressman, because there should be a law against this. There's no excuse for this level of ignorance. If you see something, say something.
Don't let your fellow anglers, no matter how clueless they may be, continue on going about their lives operating a spinning reel backwards.