« on: April 21, 2013, 03:51:27 PM »
I got there at halftime (lunch). Things seemed to be slow. Great BBQ and discussions. One discussion was around what happens when you put a rod on a car and drive off. I ended that conversation saying "I haven't done that yet." You can probably see where this is going.
Spent the afternoon being teased by bass examining whatever fly I threw out there and then moving away. Finally tricked one bluegill into hitting the fly.
Heard a lot of Puck's "Fish on!" Asked him what the secret was and tried it out. Third cast I got a hit and broke off. As a final salute the fish jumped clear out of the water taking my fly with him.
Headed on home and unpacked then a good dinner with my oldest son who was home for the weekend.
This morning the kids and I were headed out for church and noticed that someone left a nice fly rod in front of my house in the cul-de-sac. I then remembered putting it on top of my son's car while I was unloading my car. Later that night, he drove off not noticing it was there. When he came home (whatever time that was) he pulled past the driveway and backed in, probably running it over.
The rod looked a little scuffed up but none the worse for wear. Only took a few casts for it to fall apart.
Now I get to try out the TFO warranty.
There are probably lots of "morals to this story". For instance, if you haven't left a rod on top of your car and driven off, don't talk about it or it might happen to you that same day!!! Another one is if you see a fly rod in the road in front of your house and wonder what idiot put it there, it was probably you. I am sure there are more.
Still had fun, caught a fish and enjoyed talking to some good friends. Always good to get out.
Oh yeah, another good moral to the story is TFO's $25 no fault warranty is a winner.