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 Post subject: Lost rod in Magalloway
PostPosted: September 3rd, 2017, 9:39 am 
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Sooo....yes, I lost my rod. I'll spare you the details but know that it was in the best interest of helping a friend land a gigantic trout. So...if you or a friend happen to come across a 9' 5wt Double L with all of the line and backing off from it, I lost one just like that about 200 yard below Mailbox Hole. Please PM if you find it. Until then, you may snicker and keep me in your thoughts as I shop for a new one.
Think LL Bean will replace the rod if I bring back the line it came from?

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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2017, 1:13 pm 
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Yes, give them hell for not tying a proper arbor knot....

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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2017, 5:53 pm 
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Peter010786 wrote:
Yes, give them hell for not tying a proper arbor knot....
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Ha, Bean's not the only only one guilty of lousy knots. I once bought a new Battenkill 8/9 from Orvis and had them add backing and a new bonefish line for me. After one or two bonefish hooked the next one, a bit larger I suspect, took me well into the backing and then gone, the fish and the entire line. The backing to line knot let go. Fortunately I had a back up. On that same trip a friend with a really cheap Cortland had his reel completely melt and freeze, he had to handline a nice bonefish to recover his line.

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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2017, 6:22 pm 
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I don't let the shops do it any more...I've lost an almost new line albie fishing a couple years ago...
all the knots are available online...its easy to do right ...no excuses


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