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Eddie
07-03-2002, 12:32 PM
CRY! I never thought it would happen to me but...running from spot to spot... the Winston XTR and Islander reel jumped out of the boat in 60' of water! It flew past me so fast I almost couldn't belive my eyes. WHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

FlyFishAR
07-03-2002, 12:49 PM
Eddie:

I was on a tail water a couple of summers ago with a group that had young children. It was about 90 degrees and the first of the warm season. I took off my fly vest and threw it on the bank. The water began to rise really quickly so I grabbed the kids and took them to the bank. I turned around to see my vest, Able reels, Brodin net, and some 2000 flies headed down stream. The vest had my name, licenses, all my phone numbers, ect. Still, I never saw it again.........augggghhhh

John

pmflyfisher
07-03-2002, 01:30 PM
Most I have ever lost on the river is a fly wallet and a butt to my fly rod.

Found a fly wallet 40 years ago on the Beaverkill, which I still have so I guess I am even and lucky to date.

:)

God Bless America

Eddie
07-03-2002, 09:18 PM
How nice for you!

GregD
07-03-2002, 09:36 PM
Eddie,

Do you have any friends that scuba dive? Offer them a couple tanks of air and a 12 pack if they will do alittle salvage dive for you. Hopefully you can get them back to the right spot and retrieve your rod.

Years ago I was diving a fresh water lake and this woman comes up offering me a reward to go dive for her fly rod. I said sure, went and swam out to where she said she lost it. I dived down and it was indeed still there. I got some cash and 15 pounds of lead to make weights with. She had her trusty old fly rod back.

Good Luck,
Greg.

jborkowski
07-03-2002, 09:58 PM
Eddie,

Sounds to me like you have a volunteer.

Originally posted by GregD
Eddie,

Do you have any friends that scuba dive? Offer them a couple tanks of air and a 12 pack if they will do alittle salvage dive for you. Hopefully you can get them back to the right spot and retrieve your rod.

Years ago I was diving a fresh water lake and this woman comes up offering me a reward to go dive for her fly rod. I said sure, went and swam out to where she said she lost it. I dived down and it was indeed still there. I got some cash and 15 pounds of lead to make weights with. She had her trusty old fly rod back.

Good Luck,
Greg.

striblue
07-03-2002, 10:35 PM
Eddie, Sorry to hear that...I know how you must feel... I have the same combo and would cry too.

FlyFishAR
07-04-2002, 06:52 AM
Eddie:

Home owners insurance coverage?

I found out later that if I had reported it properly that my loss would have been covered under my home owners policy. For a thousand dollar set up it might be worth the trouble. Rod, Reel, Fly line, Backing, Leader, and probably fly, you'll have quite a bit tied up in that rig.

I feel your pain buddy, damn, %&%$#&)!..........

John

pmflyfisher
07-04-2002, 08:28 AM
Yes, file on your home owners insurance, thats what you have it for, losses of personal property such as this one.

Good luck !

Eddie
07-04-2002, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the good ideas.