Thanks Ryan, Just wanted to say I appreciate the support, both you and people on the forum have given me with posts and private messages, it'd be so easy in these cases to jump on the idiot band wagon, but I've had nothing but support for the loss and I appreciate. You are right , I'll miss that rod, It was the first rod I ever cast a plastic on, and the first rod I caught a flattie on. Its like loosing an old friend, and I realise to people who don't fish relating to an inanimate object as a friend makes no sense, but it is what it is .
All good mate, in these hard times of loss us fisho's need to stick together I recently snapped a rod that I have had in my possession for the past 12 years, was like breaking a leg...the language on the kayak that day would have made any religious person weep
I'll tell you a funny story - was up at Fraser Island a few years back and the mother and I were fishing off the beach, the Tailor and Dart were on the chew and the sharks were going crazy in the surf, everyone was excited. In all the excitement the mother cast her new 12 foot Alvey outfit as hard as she could only to get the line stuck on the bail lock. The line snapped and the top half of the rod launched like a torpedo into the surf. I had to pull my mother away from the waters edge as she was willing to brave 20 metres of bait filled, shark infested water to get the rod back. Funny now that we look back on it