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Chris K

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Lost Rod Interview
« on: July 12, 2011, 05:43:59 PM »
I was out with a friend Andy from www.getreeled.com and he lost his rod in the bottom of the lake when a fish bit and pulled it out of the rod holder.  A buddy and I got it back  the next trip out. 

You guys ever have something like this happen?  A few years back a friend of mine dumped a G.Loomis Walleye Series rod with a Shimano Castaic baitcaster overboard because he doesn't know how to get hooks out of a fish, and we tried for hours to find that rod but never did.  Another time on Lake Diefenbaker I lost another Loomis from the rod holder, and didn't find that one either.  I have caught 5 other rods and reels though over the years on various lakes randomly while fishing.  Nothing was as good as what I have lost though! 




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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 06:04:36 PM »
Right on Chris,, I have a couple that stick out for me..

Few years back we were out on Blackett Lake ice fishing. I wasn't watching my short ice rod close and just had it stuck in the slush beside the hole. i was over tending another rod when one of the boys hollered I had a hit. By the time I made it over it was gone down the hole. I rigged up another rod with a big spoon and no luck hooking it. A couple hours later I was jigging in the hole and hooked on to something,, yup you guessed it managed to hook onto the rod. Funny thing was it had a bit of a pull to it. When I got it to surface and pulled it out,,, yup still had a nice walleye on the other end..

The worst one for me is about 5 years back for my 40th the wife and boys bought me an Islander MRI mooching reel sitting on a 10'6 Fenwick HMX mooching rod.. The crem de la crem of saltwater rigs. Well the first summer out with it at Sooke about the 3rd day we were coming in after a fish. I USED to turn my downriggers straight back and just put my rods sitting in the rod holders on the booms sitting straight back. I would turn the holders so they were sitting a bit higher than trolling position. Anyways some how I didn't tighten the holder right and some where on the trip back the holder tipped down and yup the whole rigging gone.. Well it hit me pretty hard not only the loss of the $1000.00 rig but the whole idea of it. When I got back I was some upset.. Momma being momma went into Victoria that afternoon and picked me up another rig the same outfit.. What a gal.. needless to say I put my rods down on the floor now when traveling in the big swells.
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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 07:32:13 PM »
Nothing was as good as what I have lost though!

Yeah lose a loomis and find an ugly stick lol

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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 10:09:43 PM »
Yeah lose a loomis and find an ugly stick lol
EXACTLY!!!

Walleyes, you got a real gem of a wife! 

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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 01:28:01 AM »
thats crazy Chris ! i remember at lac la nounne say 5-6 years ago my sister lost her little closed faced 10$ canadian tire special rod when a big pike tore it from her hands and fall last year i took her out in my aluminum and she caught her rod! the only way we recognized it was from her initials scratched into the blue paint at the base it was pretty nuts. also ive been very curious about that nanofil. we got it in at the fishing hole and i can honestly say im stumped when it comes to that stuff i know my braids,monos and flouros but jeez nanofil doesn't seem to fit any of those catagorys. id love a review and maybe an explanation on that stuff lol

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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 07:45:09 AM »
If anyone finds a nice Shimano Cumara 68M with a Shimano Stradic 1000FI on it on the points across the lake from the marina at Sask Landing, send me a PM lol.  That one still stings.

Worst I've heard about is my own tournament partner - if someone is ever scuba diving down along the sand beach at the end of Kinookimaw Beach at Last Mountain Lake, keep an eye out for a complete Minnkota Vantage trolling motor.

That one still REALLY stings...

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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 03:16:11 PM »
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f anyone finds a nice Shimano Cumara 68M with a Shimano Stradic 1000FI on it on the points across the lake from the marina at Sask Landing, send me a PM lol.  That one still stings.

Worst I've heard about is my own tournament partner - if someone is ever scuba diving down along the sand beach at the end of Kinookimaw Beach at Last Mountain Lake, keep an eye out for a complete Minnkota Vantage trolling motor.

That one still REALLY stings.

waxy buddy your storys can make a grown man cry :s

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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 04:50:45 PM »
I lost a portable Hummingbird finder in Sylvan, suction cup came off the transom and was dragging in the wake and eventually pulled itself right out of the boat.

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Re: Lost Rod Interview
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 10:35:15 PM »
I lost a portable Hummingbird finder in Sylvan, suction cup came off the transom and was dragging in the wake and eventually pulled itself right out of the boat.


That's some bad luck right there!


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