EW - too much
Mine has been with me for a while, but I'll share the story.
I use to salt water fish allot. In sneakers. If you've ever been on a salt water party boat, you'll know that when the decks get washed (either by the deckhand and a hose or the surf comming over the bow) that your feet get soaked.
Most who frequent party boats in salt wear HH black boots.
I went out on a 10-day trip to Mexico and needed to upgrade the sneakers, since I knew I'ld get my feet wet.
So, being the cheap SOB that I am, I skipped the $30 HH for a set of $7 white rubber boots.
The first night of the trip I took so much ribbing about those boots. But me being the sport I am said I'll be hooking up more fish than all of you, and by the end of this trip, these boots will be red with blood from all the fish.
As luck would have it, I came home with over 200 pounds of fillets from that trip - after I sold a bunch of the fish to vendors to pay for the trip.
Each fish I caught, I'ld yell good and loud "HookUp"
The nick name stuck and by the end of the trip, everyone was calling me HookUp.
The fishing was so good, I called my boss and told him that I had got a bad bug in Mexico and jumped on the next 5-day boat.