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Dropped My Rod & Reel In The Lake

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Guys, I know this has happened to most of us who fish a lot. My tournament partner and I were practicing for an upcoming tournament and I had just caught a nice 3lb largemouth. After I put the fish back into the water, I put my rod under my arm so that I could adjust my hat. Well why adjusting my hat my new Dobyns Rod with a new 3rd generation Revo S dropped from under my arm straight into the water. I watched it disappear very quickly into about 12 feet of water. I looked at my partner and he said, "did you just drop your rod in the water"?  My answer: yep. Anywho I picked up my other rod that had a lipless crank on it and tossed it out in hope of trying to snag it. Luck was with me, first try I snagged the line and up she came. Don't want that to happen again. 

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Great that it came back!  I dropped mine from shore which is the funny part.  How do you drop it in deep water from shore?  I was fishing on top of a causeway and the water is about 8-10 feet deep right in front.  I had 2 rods with me, one was leaning against my tackle bag (Custom Loomis stick with a Curado 50E), when I went to cast with my second rod that had a spinnerbait on it.  It snagged my rods line when I loaded up for my cast and when I swung it dumped rod in.  Luckily I had a quick reaction as I dropped down and grabbed the cork handle as it starting to sink.  It was a horrible feeling watching it sink, I felt like I was losing one of my children.  lol

 

Glad you got it back. 

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It happened to me a couple times.  I launched my 200E7 and jerkbait rod into the river.  I marked the spot right away on the GPS.  A few passes with the lure retriever and I had it back.  It was due for a teardown and cleaning anyway.  Another time I dropped my Revo Premier on my 6' Fenwick M GT that was my jerkbait rod at the time.  It FLOATED!!!!!!

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I caught a 4.4# smallie the other day and kicked my rod over trying to get the bait out of the fishes mouth/net. Luckily I still had the line/bait so I was able to get the rod back but it was still an "O SHOOT" moment.

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Those are the moments I consider jumping in after it.

 

Capsized my canoe a few years back, only in 3' of water, but 2 more feet of muck, a beaver-infested area with no dry land to stand on. Got my rods back, but my crocs went to Davy Jones Locker of Muck. LOL. Most expensive capsize for me, also ruined my mobile phone and camera... Today, those things go in water proof bags in my yak.

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Those are the moments I consider jumping in after it.

 

Capsized my canoe a few years back, only in 3' of water, but 2 more feet of muck, a beaver-infested area with no dry land to stand on. Got my rods back, but my crocs went to Davy Jones Locker of Muck. LOL. Most expensive capsize for me, also ruined my mobile phone and camera... Today, those things go in water proof bags in my yak.

"Beaver-infested water" You gotta be careful around those beavers these days! Glad you guys got all your gear back!

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Watched my old man cast his brand new G Loomis GLX right into the lake, 1st cast. Buh Bye

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I had a buddy see a bunch of deer on shore, and when he went to use his camera phone to take a picture of them, the rod between his legs just slips out. We spent another 15 - 20 minutes dragging trebled baits around trying to get it back, and eventually I snagged it by the guide.

 

Later, I find out that his combo is practically cheaper than the jerkbait he had on it. LOL. It's not very good, but seems to put tons of fish in the boat for him though.

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"Beaver-infested water" You gotta be careful around those beavers these days! Glad you guys got all your gear back!

 

Yeah, that was before the killer beaver news! These days I'm pretty wary. Actually come across otters more than beavers, but still, they're fast, wild, deserve respect and distance despite being so darn cool!

 

We got our gear back, but the camera and phone were toast. Spent too much time taking in water. Years later, I've recouped the costs (I think). A ton safer now, anyways. 

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I know the feeling.....

 

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Sat in Port Bay for nearly a week.  Had a waypoint, when back with a snag hook, got her back. :)

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it has never happened to me, but my friends ex girlfriend casted his nice new loomis/curado combo into about 30 fow... you can guess why she is an ex!

 

Mitch

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I snagged a brand new St Croix IMX rod and Abu reel with a C-rig back cast and launched it into 35 ft of moving water.  Stood there dumbfounded as it slowly sank out of sight.  Went home, got my underwater camera and searched for it for several hours -  but never saw it again.  Some lucky bottom dragger is probably fishing it now!  But what goes around, comes around.  The next year, my nephew dredged up a GLX and Daiwa reel that had obviously been in the lake for years.  The reel was pitted beyond repair but a little TLC on the rod brought it back to fishing form.

 

Win some, lose some.

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While making a cast in about 15 FOW I snagged the line on my then brand new vendetta and revo s. When I went forward to cast it flipped the rod right over top of me and into the water. Luckily I had a crankbait tied on it and I was able to stick the rod in my hand down far enough to snag the bait. By the time I was able to snag the bait on my line the rod had disappeared from sight..... I had bought the combo the day before and had not used it yet. I was pretty shook up for about an hour after that. Almost wasted $200 without even making one cast with it.

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I lost 5 customs last year with new reels first time out in the new boat. Blew out the side running up river. Spead over 100 yards. Dreadged w treblehooks & an ugly stick for 2 weeks. Gone...talk about feeling sick. Wont run w out strapping down ever again.

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Winner for most painful. Ouch.

I lost 5 customs last year with new reels first time out in the new boat. Blew out the side running up river. Spead over 100 yards. Dreadged w treblehooks & an ugly stick for 2 weeks. Gone...talk about feeling sick. Wont run w out strapping down ever again.

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Ive been luckly, never had a rod to go in the drink, but ive had several pair of sunglasses and a couple of cell phones.

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