Let me clear up a few things for everyone. Oldguy is a nickname given to me by my Cub Scouts, no old age thing here. My fishing gear, like my dive gear and guns, is well used. To the comment about me having expensive gear unlike those who live near the water, I have lived in Norfolk, VA, Ft. Pierce, FL and Wilmington, NC and I do not purchase the high end rods/reels, just a little less than the best, enough to get the job done. To the comment about a Geritol cocktail, at my last commercial diver and USCG captain physical exam, my doctor said that he wished he was in the shape that I am in. When I travel in my 4X4, I do not care to listen to a cluster of fishing rods rattling against each other. I can visualize the damage to the rod eyes after hours of beating against each other so the question about the rod sleeves. Just a simple question. As Drumdum said, cut some slack. I'm thankful that my love of fishing hasn't caused me to become insensitive to other fishermen when they ask for some advice. suggestions or tips. I have been known to give away tackle and bait to someone standing next to me on the beach, boat or pier. Tight lines, everybody.