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: What if......... II?

01-31-2001, 06:02 PM
You guys passed the first test. You come prepared to deal with this situation and had a back up plan. Great! Now your next obstacle on Survivor.

Your fly rod breaks at the ferrule, same scenario as before, out there on your own with no help. On the way back to the car to get a replacement, you come across a blitz of 15 LB bass only 50 ft from shore.

Now what?

Bob Pink
01-31-2001, 06:38 PM
Take the 6pc out of the backpack and have at 'em!

01-31-2001, 06:39 PM

i'm so outta here
01-31-2001, 06:47 PM
Make like Lefty and start casting the line with your hands.

01-31-2001, 07:32 PM
That's easy! I grab my spinning rod that is in a sand spike near me.
OH crap...that's right...I forgot...this is a flyfishing only board....nevermind!

01-31-2001, 07:46 PM
Doug - LOL!! Ordering Polar bear Friday... long (3-5") and extra long (5-7") get ready to test some out.


01-31-2001, 08:28 PM
Thread up the tip section - something to be said for 2 piece rods! I saw Charles Jardine throw a full WF8 with about 3' tip section at a Game Fair in the UK a few years ago. I was pretty impressed with this 'till I saw the post about Lefty casting with his fist.

Juro's technique looks effective for playing fish (my Loomis GLX did the same thing to me back in September) but I bet it's a bitch to cast!

(BTW, I still love Loomis).

01-31-2001, 08:43 PM
Juro - Great Pic for this tread! Is that a two handed sprey rod he's holding. Thomas & Thomas has it in their catalog as a 6 X 6!

01-31-2001, 10:11 PM
50 feet from shore.. do the lefty method or use what I can from my rod, as the other threads say...wait that's to easy, how about this ,take 40 feet of flyline including tippet and fly and tie a rock around the fly line at the 20 foot merk. throw the the rock as far as the line will let you.. rock sinks...20 feet of line now in play and start retreving.

02-01-2001, 02:18 AM
go in after 'em!!!

i figure god gave me two hands for a reason.

02-01-2001, 08:32 AM
Out comes the cell phone again. Call Bob Pink in his boat, he's bound to be nearby, he picks you up and shares his extra rod and oooh.... those flies of his.


02-01-2001, 04:21 PM
Remove the duct tape that is holding my stripping basket together (after it blew out of the back of a boat on Rt. 151 and was promptly run over by a Mass Highway Dept truck) and tape the rod back together...

If required, take various small straight peices of driftwood and whip/nailknot into place with spare flourcarbon tippet to act as splint/brace for broken area.

Catch many fish and go by McGuyver (sp?) for rest of fishing career.

02-01-2001, 09:03 PM
I bet you that if you just fished the non-broken sections of your rod you could make a decent cast if you used the surface tension of the water to help you get some line out of the rod (in effect shooting line). I saw an old timer on Joppa one day making some seriously long casts by letting his fly hit the water on both the forward and back casts. If you used the same casting technique with a broken rod then you could get some line out there to those fish.

The other solution, grab my kayak from the roof of my Subaru.


02-02-2001, 10:29 AM
A slightly more serious adaptation of jeffg's method http://www.flyfishingforum.com/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif: overlap the two sections by around a foot or so, THEN pull out the duct tape- ought to give you a ~7' rod that will cast adequately for a while....

02-02-2001, 11:55 AM
Ya Marvin that duct tape should hold....until a bluefish latches on to your fly.