I am new to the forum and would like to say thank you to everyone for sharing their knowledge. I set up my equip from wal-mart this past Sunday. Decided to go cheap at first to see how I liked it. Well I feel like I have both treble hooks of the lure stuck in my lip. I am hooked. Looking forward to my canoe and kayak trips this year with my new found ability to float in the trees after a day of floating in the water. I must add, these whoopies and splicing techniques are VERY ADDICTIVE. Again thank you and nice to meet everyone.