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Lake: Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Fly Rod Found at Spinney

Post By: Fryfish1971      Posted: 6/29/2020 12:24:32 PM     Points: 267    
Found a fly rod in about 9' of water at Spinney yesterday. Give me some way to contact you, describe the rod in detail, and we'll get it back to you.

Somebody has good taste! The rod is the same exact rod I was holding in my hand when I pulled it out of the water. :)
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: Jun. 29, 6:11:17 PM     Points: 6753    
I was at Spinney about 6 weeks ago, nice and calm. There were 15 vessels in the north bay area. Somebody yelled "watch your rod!", and I swear every one of us looked around for the errant fly rod! Fortunately, it wasn't mine! A bit later I learned it was a nice Orvis rod that went overboard while a guy was landing a fish. Hopefully he reads this if it was the same rod.

Depth was 7' then, but now that area has around 9' of water.

 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jun. 29, 7:57:38 PM     Points: 5167    
DONT GO ON THE SOUTHPARK LAKES WITHOUT ROD FLOATS, YOU WILL LOOSE ONE ESPECIALLY IF YOUR FISHING TWO.

ASK VINNIE
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Jun. 29, 10:20:16 PM     Points: 253    
so many fly rods get lost in spinney...

it wasnt a green 9ft green tfo with a lamson liquid...6wt...was it??? :D
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jun. 30, 6:39:04 PM     Points: 7473    
How did you find it? Did you see it and retrieve it? or hook it some way?
 Reply by: Fryfish1971      Posted: Jul. 4, 9:35:51 AM     Points: 267    
I was putting around the bay looking for a good spot to anchor up and initially saw the line floating across the bow and going under the boat. It was a quick panic to shut off the engine before it tangled in the prop. Turns out there was a rod attached to the end.
 Reply by: Fryfish1971      Posted: Jul. 4, 10:07:37 AM     Points: 267    
@3wayfisha - NOPE, but you're not too far off! This rod had only been in the water a couple days max. With the amount of traffic in North Bay, there's no way someone wouldn't have found it or wrapped it up in a prop. Had to have been lost in the windy afternoon the day before.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jul. 4, 12:46:19 PM     Points: 7473    
Thats how that happens.Nothing worse than a line wraped up in your prop . . . . .its not the line that get wrapped up,but the line that gets in between your prop and the lower unit and screws up the props shaft seal , , , ,thats how so many lower units get filled with water . . .then the next freeze . . . .bang! Your lower unit get a crack in it . . . .money! money! money!!!
 Reply by: MGN      Posted: Jul. 6, 1:49:24 PM     Points: 395    
Tip: Same rod float that Bill showed with medical wrap over it. Keeps it from snagging line while casting and keeps it from sliding up and down. Same medical wrap they use to hold the cotton ball on your arm after blood test. No glue, no tape, no tie wraps.
Mike
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jul. 6, 2:44:54 PM     Points: 7473    
MGM . . . .very wise . . . .how did you come to use that kind of tape?
 Reply by: MGN      Posted: 10:54:16 AM     Points: 395    
HP,
Even though I pretend to carry on a normal life, I'm fishing in my subconscious most of the day. Looking at how I can use a piece of trash in a fly pattern. My boss is talking, and I sit there and think, hmmm, I wonder if I can cast a panther martin in that big pie hole of his from across the room. In this case after removing that stuff from my arm thinking, hmmm, what can I use this stuff for?....
Mike
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 1:38:46 PM     Points: 7473    
MGN . . . .a mind that's not thinking like your is a terrible waste . . . .great idea!


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