You need to learn some knots for tying lures (and worms and stink bait) onto the fishin' line. That's the only thing that ever humiliated me was when someone else knew knots that I didn't know.
And don't ever let anyone diss your Zebco reel. But I'm sorry, that Snoopy pole has got to go.
If he only knows freshwater lake fishing, then you can keep him off balance by BS-ing about your tarpon fishing exploits in the gulf, or 12 pound walleyes up north. He won't know the difference, and it would explain why you know nothin about Okie fishing.
Edit to add: or you can just tell him what Ray Stevens says: "I'm a logger"
[This message has been edited by Cheever3000 (edited 05-31-2011).]