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Post 02 Jul 2020, 20:52 • #1 
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Some of you may remember my dismay that I had lost my favorite 6 pc, 7 1/2 ft, 4 wt Lamiglas rod last summer. I looked and looked and could not find it, fearing it had fallen out of my pack while hiking. It had caught a lot of fish, survived a repair once when I broke it, and I was going to, and have, missed it a lot. Though I have the same rod in 3 pc and 2 pc, the 6 pc allowed me to hide it inside my pack to protect favorite fishing spots when hiking in.

It turns out that, somehow, after putting my pack in the car, the rod worked its way out of my pack and under the back of the seat cover on the driver's seat. When my wife took the covers off to wash them today, there it was. Hooray!

"It once was lost, but now is found...was blind but now I see!"


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 20:53 • #2 
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Wow. What a great surprise. Congrats.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 21:06 • #3 
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Donnie - I am so happy for you. That was too nice a rod for you not to find! Roy


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 21:12 • #4 
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whew! I bet you're relieved-I have one of those too. Mine is a custom build by me.

Les


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 21:16 • #5 
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That’s terrific. I imagine you’re planning an outing or two for it.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 21:25 • #6 
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glad you didn't beat the trail over and over looking for it


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 21:33 • #7 
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Maybe you were working it too hard and it wanted a vacation? Now it is ready to fish some more.

I'm glad you found it. Cutting a blank and making a new rod is fun, but the result still wouldn't have the karma of your old one.


Tom


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 21:41 • #8 
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Great!!!!
Carl


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 21:43 • #9 
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Excellent! Love a happy ending. Enjoy fishing with your old friend.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 22:06 • #10 
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Wow, what a great Feeling it must have been when you saw your missing rod. Good for you!!!


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 22:21 • #11 
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Awesome! That is a rod I wish they still made.... enjoy its return to your quiver!


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 22:23 • #12 
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I am so happy for you. OH WHAT A FEELING when you found it!!


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 04:20 • #13 
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So cool that it turned up and you're reunited. What a perfect opportunity for a celebratory fishing trip.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 06:57 • #14 
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That’s great.......Aurelio


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 11:18 • #15 
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Wow. What a great ending to the search.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 11:23 • #16 
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Exceptional... you amassed some good karma.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 15:11 • #17 
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Awsome. So do you have a trip planned for it yet.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 15:12 • #18 
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Super ! Glad you found it again.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 15:37 • #19 
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Exhale! So happy to hear it. I'll bet missing that rod was really gnawing at you. I know it would if it were me.

A few weeks back i arrived home from a trip and was unpacking fishing gear from the car. Waders, boots, vest...rod...rod...?
Sick to my stomach as i realized instantly the rookie mistake i made leaving rod and reel still strung up on top of the car while BS-ing with fishing buddies.

Got up at 4am and drove 2hrs in pounding rain to find it intact in a ditch. A smile, a sigh of relief, and a happy song all the way home.

Here's to rods found!


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 15:39 • #20 
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Excellent! What a relief that must be. You have a fine Lami there.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 18:28 • #21 
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One of the great lost-and-found stories! Glad it's back in your pack, and hands.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 18:35 • #22 
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bulldog1935 wrote:
glad you didn't beat the trail over and over looking for it


Oh...but I did, my friend.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 18:36 • #23 
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carlz wrote:
Awsome. So do you have a trip planned for it yet.


See today's post! Brookies and lots of them!


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 18:37 • #24 
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Exhale! So happy to hear it. I'll bet missing that rod was really gnawing at you. I know it would if it were me.

A few weeks back i arrived home from a trip and was unpacking fishing gear from the car. Waders, boots, vest...rod...rod...?
Sick to my stomach as i realized instantly the rookie mistake i made leaving rod and reel still strung up on top of the car while BS-ing with fishing buddies.

Got up at 4am and drove 2hrs in pounding rain to find it intact in a ditch. A smile, a sigh of relief, and a happy song all the way home.

Here's to rods found!


Wow! I'd say you win the prize for most unlikely success story, what a great ending!


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 18:46 • #25 
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Great news!


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