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: North Shore 9/7 PM

10-08-2003, 07:22 AM
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, 07:39 AM
Nick, I can not tell if it broke or was pulled off?...It broke the line also on the pull?

10-08-2003, 08:11 AM
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, 09:30 AM
Better than sitting home tying flies while it snows out. Good post Nick.


10-08-2003, 11:52 AM
Nick - I told you not to set the hook with a fly rod like you were with the spinning rods on my boat:devil:

10-08-2003, 02:17 PM
<-----NABBED!!! :hehe:

10-08-2003, 02:54 PM
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, 03:12 PM
Nice report Nick!

Hey Roop - good to hear from you :smokin:

10-08-2003, 03:18 PM

10-09-2003, 07:44 AM
Takes a broken rod and a chance to razzz me to get him out of silence!

10-09-2003, 01:40 PM
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.

10-09-2003, 03:13 PM
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.

Good service!


10-09-2003, 07:32 PM
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: