So I went out on an old friend's boat yesterday. He is a very nice fellow and told me he'd take me out along with my brother whenever we wanted, no charge. He says he's just tired of going out alone all the time. So we're out in the middle of some blitzing blue's but we can't find the bass. He decided to run a little ways over to some shoals to drift clam bellies. After breaking off on something, I reeled in my pole real quick and then went to help him with something on the boat. He asked me to clean some rope up and spray off the deck as it was all full of blood. Either way, he took it upon himself to rig up my pole for me, so when I came back it was good to go. I dropped out my clam and let 'er bounce along. Soon enough a cow slammed it. As it gets closer to the boat I realize my leader isnt there, and remembered he re-tied my rig for me. It flew right outta my mind, as I have like a mid 30inch fish about 7 feet from the boat. A few more cranks and my brother waiting with the net do I realize he put a barrel swivel that wouldnt' fit through my rod tip. As I was realizing it, the barrel swivel smashed through the tip, resulting in me cursing my head off and then landing the fish. I let 'er go, retired the pole and kept fishin. I'm sendin back the lami tomorow. Oh well, lesson learned, always check what other people put on your pole.