Post By: setzdahook Posted: 8/6/2012 4:12:54 PM Points: 12
MastaPeacock found my lost rod! He contacted me and I'm meeting him tomorrow to get it. How freaking cool is that? I don't know the story yet because he was busy but I am certainly overjoyed that someone like the Masta found it and put the message out to me. I'm telling you, what an uplifting feeling to know that people will do it right! Thanks to everyone for the concern and humor- Setzdahook All Hail the Masta!
That is one of the cool but craziest things about this site. When I first joined this past December and o saw a post about a lost wallet on Granby ice, sure enough it got to the owner because of FxR. Other stuff too and now a rod from the bottom of Spinney. Cool and crazy and cheers to you and hat's off toMastaPeacock.
Masta is the man! Been following this thread since it started and think this is awesome! I was just on the other states for this site and by far Colorado is the best. We share more info, help eachother, meet up and even work as a statewide search team for fellow anglers lost possessions. Great job guys and if I could masts I would give you points for your effort and honesty! Tight lines and good luck (mastsa I think you got some good karma heading your way).
Colorado is the best place in the world. I am proud to be a Coloradan every day of my life.
Having traveled to other states and countries, I am always happy to come 'home' no matter how much fun I had somewhere else.
This is a special place where we continue to help each other.
Something as simple as a lost fishing rod, in some lake, somewhere, on any given day and a sad owner asking for help? Then being reunited with his lost rod on a lucky catch by a complete stranger who is willing to meet him and probably make a new fishing buddy speaks volumes about us really cool dudes.
Reply by: MGN Posted: 8/7/2012 8:15:40 AM Points: 52
Great story, but not a 'Fish Story' A guy next to us on Sunday south of the island lost a rod to one of those ninja trout in the morning. He casted around for it and an hour later, hooked the rod. Whooooping. Brought the rod in, and then proceeded to reel in the offending fish, caught red handed so to speak. More Whoooping. Glad you got your rod back Setz.
It was nice to finally catch up with setzdahook and return the rod and reel to its rightful owner. I enjoyed telling the story of how my father and I came across rod. It was sticking straight out of the water about 2ft as if someone had just placed it gently against the weeds. My father originally thought it was someone just marking a good spot with a stick and he suggested we go investigate. As we puttered in that direction we picked up a few nice fish, never in my mind was I thinking this could be setzdahook's fly rod, but sure enough when we got closer we noticed line still hanging from it. I had read his prior forum to my father that friday morning before heading out. Hearing that the rod had flown 10ft out of the boat gave us both a good laugh. A strange turn of events brought setzdahook and I together and I enjoyed meeting him. I still think about the what ifs though. What if I had planned to head to another lake? What if I had never seen the forum? What if my father had never seen the so called stick? What If I wanted to keep his fly rod? Its support from people on this website that makes magic like this happen. If you ever see me out there please say hello. I'm the little green, 12tf, flat bottom, aluminum boat and i'll be spin casting.
Someone else mentioned it but I do not take a rod on my pontoon without a rod float. They cost $10 for 3 and I normally carry 2 spin and 2 fly rods with me. Thirteen bucks to protect $2800 woth of equipment is VERY inexpensive insurance. The mfg. sends small velcro strips to attach them but I've found that small tie wraps are more effective and keep the float from moving around. These floats have saved my butt many times over the past years. Bill
The fish slaughter in the picture showing the rod float is from a private lake where the owners wanted the fish removed, I normally kill a few fish a year for the table.These went to the smoker.