Fish still around bubbling and gurgling towards dark last night. Missed a few fish in a boiling melee and finally decided to set the hook hard with a strip and a pull. Unfortunately, whatever was hooked on the other end decided to pull back and with some serious force. This is how it ended and is all I have left from the battle...
10-08-2003, 08:39 AM
Nick, I can not tell if it broke or was pulled off?...It broke the line also on the pull?
It snapped right above the label. Clean off. The Fish kept running, the running line got trapped and eventually the fish broke my 20lb tippet. :eyecrazy: The top section is still out there somewhere!
10-08-2003, 10:30 AM
Better than sitting home tying flies while it snows out. Good post Nick.
Nick - I told you not to set the hook with a fly rod like you were with the spinning rods on my boat:devil:
Or maybe it was that gibbs popper he tried to throw on the 9wt in a pinch! ;)
Good to hear from you Roopstah!
10-08-2003, 04:12 PM
Nice report Nick!
Hey Roop - good to hear from you :smokin:
Takes a broken rod and a chance to razzz me to get him out of silence!
Sounds like a good time. I see it's a Reddington, your lucky to have the label portion of the blank. I've broken a rod :rolleyes: or three and I can tell you Reddingtons policy is you just need to mail them the portion of the blank with the model number and trademark on it. I would think if you were missing some of the label they would still take care of you.
Yeah, I did read their new policy on the web though. It states you need to send the whole thing in. I called customer service and they said no problem just right a note describing what happened, and we'll take care of you.
I don't like to talk about this but I recently hooked a smaller seal on the Atlantis rod. It ate a deep eel, second time it's happened but the first time it was on my rplxi :eyecrazy:
Here's the rub... I actually turned it before I popped the tipppet! :devil: