Originally Posted by Mikey Mike
Does IGFA have a rule that saYS YOU HAVE TO TURN THE REEL HANDLE SO MANY TIMES?
Not really, rules only say that the leader and double line must be out of the rod tip when hookup occurs. If the fish is only a couple of handle turns away from you its your luck.
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