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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir
Fish: Rainbow Trout

When things go HORRIBLY wrong

Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 8/4/2020 8:09:12 PM     Points: 60226    
Sometimes you get lucky! This short video is from my trip to 11 Mile with my brother and son 29 July 2020. Of all things it was my net that caused all the problems. When it's windy I normally attach a bungee to my spare rod but this day had loaned the bungee to my brother.

hope you enjoy and you'll see why I nearly had heart failure

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 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: Aug. 4, 8:55:02 PM     Points: 118    
haha, that was like watching a cartoon or the three stooges! Glad you made the save though. Those Legend Xtreme are not cheap. The new ones cost even more!
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: Aug. 4, 9:34:38 PM     Points: 421    

Fishing is just too easy for you. Just have to add more challenges.

Well done letís see if anybody can top that.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Aug. 5, 8:39:46 AM     Points: 63    
Glad I checked this out before heading into work...that was AWESOME! Impressive you didn't lose any gear and you managed to keep the fish on lol!👏👏
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: Aug. 5, 8:55:19 AM     Points: 6123    
That fish was very patient with you while you played with your rod
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Aug. 5, 10:47:29 AM     Points: 14528    
You are one incredibly luck man. Glad it all worked out and you got the gear back.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Aug. 5, 11:06:01 AM     Points: 68    
Not downplaying your experience but "horribly wrong" at the Mile coulda been way worse!! Like a tornado on the water meandering unpredictably while you are on the water or 16 inches of hail. That place can be brutal in many ways!! What if a tank pike exploded on your catch while you were messin with your tangle? Nice job on the simultaneous catch/retrieval!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 5, 11:35:13 AM     Points: 60226    
JDavis - it felt like the 3 stooges!! Pop quiz... how many Stooges were there and how many were actually related?

Kithme - love your reply.. can't tell if it's earnest or sarcasm! Well done sir

COFF and Spicy - sometimes you get lucky. My next step was to get onto my standing platform and grab the rod and after that, grab my Toon ring and jump in! Really happy I didn't have to jump in.

Greg - yeah buddy, trust me I know. I was on Spinney 8 June 2014 when the tornado came through.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 5, 12:25:11 PM     Points: 8260    
Well done . . . .you sure can think on the go . . . . .un tanglling that was fast and semi easy.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: Aug. 5, 2:22:23 PM     Points: 8400    
haha wow, that was impressive!
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Aug. 5, 3:21:08 PM     Points: 25117    
You vids were getting a little boring lately. One great fish after another ( meh). Bout time you added some ď heart stopping action ď action. I know mine stopped when I saw that very expensive rod go under !😱. Nice catch Jim , on both the fish and the rod!

Stooges. 5 Moe Larry Curly Shemp and Joe. Related 3 Moe Curly = brothers. Larry= cousin if my aging brain remembers correctly
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 5, 3:44:02 PM     Points: 60226    
ooooo Smelly... you're ALMOST correct....
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Aug. 5, 3:54:46 PM     Points: 25117    
Wasnít totally sure. Digging waaayyy back into the archives for me. Was Shemp also a brother to Moe and Curly?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 5, 3:58:20 PM     Points: 60226    
you got the relatives correct.. there were a total of 6 Stooges

Moe , Larry, Shemp, Curly, Joe , Curly Joe

Curly and Joe 2 people Curly Joe another.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Aug. 5, 4:10:00 PM     Points: 25117    
dam ! Missed it by thaaat much. Forgot Curly Joe. He was part of the TV/ cartoon series. Didnít really watch those. I donít think he did any original stuff with them .
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Aug. 5, 4:50:07 PM     Points: 68    
There is some great footage if you google 11 Mile Reservoir Tornado. One was from a boat filming it as it moved around the lake as they frantically discussed (guessed) where to scoot. Another captured it raging on open water with some sun peeking through-highlighting the colors incredibly. Check it out.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Aug. 6, 7:15:39 AM     Points: 2013    
Jim last year I had my Sage One fly off the boat. The fish was on that rod not the rod I my hand Lol. Iím surprised at your language. Because my language was not fit for video. I think everyone within a 1/2 mile knew I was pissed. I had to get on the oars to chase down the rod thief.
New retail that rig was 1300.00. Including the line. Having just retired... money to replace it was going to be tough. The good olí cork handle floated til i grabbed it. The rod thief was then corrected for his evil ways and spent time out in my net... heart attack averted. My good friend Bill reminded me to put floaties on the rods I fish. Except they donít cast the same for me. So I rarely let go of a rod even for a second. Iím glad things turned out for you as well.

I2 / Don
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 7, 1:14:52 PM     Points: 60226    
Don, if I had to.. I was gonna get wet.

Glad you got your rod too!
 Reply by: Budha      Posted: Aug. 7, 2:23:10 PM     Points: 166    
You showed great composure and ingenuity to get your rod back. Nice work!!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Aug. 7, 6:13:33 PM     Points: 38501    
Nice save Jim!
 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: Aug. 7, 6:53:59 PM     Points: 4565    
Funny and well done !!!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 8, 12:46:37 PM     Points: 60226    
lol thanks guys. One of these days my luck will run out! I saved my rods when I flipped my toon at Spinney too!

BUT if you really wanna know someone lucky.. talk to SGM. My man lost a rod over the side one day and the next day his buddy fished that area and got SGM's rod back!
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Aug. 8, 2:10:13 PM     Points: 5440    
The only thing missing is the football, the monkeys were there!
Glad you got it back Jim.
In the past three years Iíve been lucky enough to find three very nice outfits at Spinney, all flyrods and all expensive and been able to return them to their owners.

I think you folks have heard this from me before..

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