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Gordie

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cry I fished in the rain all day and this evening after setting down my rod forgot to put the free spool lever on free spool luckily I noticed that I had a bite soon enough so I grabed the rod and tried franticly to get it on free spool as the fish was pulling hard then the fish was gone. now heres where it goes sour I was fishing a inside turn with a bit of current so I had on a lot of weight as to keep the bullie in the current seam. well anyway I swing back for my cast and then swing forwards and the reel locked up and the whole thing just come right out of my hands and into the river.... I just stood there in amasement then the guy that was fishing with me looks over cause he heard the splash and was going to say something and I busted out laughing my arse off he couldnt figure out what happend and niether could I. I looked at my hands and they looked like prunes from being wet all day. then I said guess I lost my grip. he asked what reel it was and I said it was a 20 dollar garage sale speacial 5'6" silstar glass rod with a penn 209 on it. tried for a while to retrive it but no luck. We laughed for an hour about it. It wasnt that it was a expensive combo but it was a good cat rod and one that I have been catching a lot of cats on this year. easy come real easy go grin guess I need to buy a new set up. I think that the foam handel had a lot to do with it winkcrycry

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I gotta admit….had I seen guy out on the river wearing a Burger King crown on his head and throwing his favorite rig into the drink, there is a good chance you might have heard me let out a giggle or two as well.

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Cheap or expensive, favorite or not, it’s never fun to watch a rod and reel go kersploosh.

It’s only fun to read about someone else doing it. smile

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I think most of us can relate to losing something into the river once in a while!!!!!!

Sorry for your loss....

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Well, the good news is - you have a good reason to get a new combo and you might as well upgrade as long as you are shopping. Good luck - see if you can find one with a wrist strap!!

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That bites elwood frown Yep Steve is right the cool thing is you get to buy a new one now smile

I hate it when my one bait caster locks up and I loose a bully.

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Under similar rainy conditions a couple years back I witnessed a Boss 3/Black Cat go flying into the 'sippi. Fortunately for the owner it was retrieved. whistle

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Watched my son cast his new baitcaster on leech and as it slide through his hands he managed some how to keep his thumb and index finger on the very end of the handle long enough to keep it from going in. Tough lesson if he would have tossed it in, he would have been spinning for northerns. Sorry about your loss but there are some great deals on combos out there.

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Sorry to hear about your loss, but +1 on considering it a sacrifice to the river gods and thinking of it as a chance to upgrade equipment!

Losing rods reminds me of my favorite fish story, it comes from a halibut guide out of seward alaska.. his story goes something like this:

"I was first mate on a large guided fishing boat that takes people out fishing for halibut. We had this guy one time, probably 6'6'', big guy, who was so excited after hooking into a fish that he drops his rig in the water. Now these rods and reels are quality, and darn expensive.. that's many hundreds of dollars sinking down into 200 feet of water.

This is where it gets interesting however. A half hour or so later, after giving this guy a hard time for being so big but having a fish pull a rod out of his hands, and then getting him rigged up again, he hooks into another fish. After 5 minutes or so of trying to lift it off the floor, it seemed to get heavier. We thought he had a real monster on. Much to our surprise when we eventually got the catch to the surface, the guy had caught a halibut that got tangled in the line of the rod he lost, with another halibut still hooked to the lost rod's line!! He caught two halibut and retrieved our rod that he lost all in one go."

While you may not have gotten your rod back like the guide did, you will always have the consolation prize of acquiring a new story to tell.

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thanks guys for your concern on the rods and dtro I would hope you would laugh sometimes thats what its all about. cause I know that I would laugh if I saw it wait I did see it and I'm laughing right now. as a sacrifice to the flat GODS well I be waiting for my 50 lb return grin.

thanks Ed if you snag it you can have the rod and I'll take the 40 plus inch cat on it laugh

I'm sure glad that the post on clicker reels came up so now a decission must be made confused

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Elwood wish I lived by ya, Im going combo shopping this week! i could use some pointers on a good one...

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Bummer man I always worry about this happening...or a big fish taking my rod in the water if I forget to turn the clicker on. My girlfriends reel doesn't have a clicker at all so I'm always biting my nails looking at her little stick rod holder being the only thing stopping a big fish from pulling it in.

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Elwood I was feeling for you that evening after we talked at the gas station; after I got home from bait run the skyies opened up. Now to hear you lost rod/reel.....sorry bud.

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