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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes life gives you lemons...

Sold a bunch of rods and waiting on a custom order but slipped on a rock and put my fist through the butt of my 12'0 #6... second time maybe I need to start tossing my rods when I slip? I really envy you fellows that have nice groomed trails everywhere you fish! I have nothing but sloppy trails, bushwalking and slimy rocks to deal with haha

I need a rod to tie me over till the custom arrives!

12-12'9 #6 or #7, not too picky on brands but preferred would be Sage, Winston, T&T, Loop or a well used Meiser or Burkie because I don't want to spend premium prices. Not looking for an 'as new' rod more of a workhorse unless you are taking pity on me and giving me a super deal which I will happily take and appreciate! haha

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What do you mean you release the fish after you catch it? Like, release it into your cooler right ?!?!
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Always throw the rod! I slipped and held onto my rod instead of bracing myself and tore a bunch of cartilage in my chest 20 years later still have a lot of problems
Worst part is it was a40$ ugly stick I saved

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Consider something less than those top o the line hi dollar rods. After all, it's just something to get by on until the new custom rod arrives.

What kind of soles were on your boots that caused the slip & fall? Do you use a wading staff when bushwacking? Something to think about.

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Jonny I have a 12’4 8-9 Bruce and walker powerlite you are welcome to borrow until your new stick shows up.....but you may send it back and get your self a b&w after you use it!
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Hilarious. I seem to hold on to my rod if I fall in the water or out of a canoe into the water. But on dry land, I always let go and have often wondered if I should hold on to the rod.

You should try bushwacking British Columbia's coastal steelhead streams in the steeper parts. Falling is the norm. If lucky, the rod lands on soft moss or is gently supported by a thicket of Devil's Club. You may end up picking Devil's Club spines out of your skin for several days but as long as none of the equipment breaks, all is good.

Walking across bars of head-sized rocks is always good fun too.


FWIW, I like the Simms G3 Guide boots with the Vibram rubber sole for hiking. (Felt is awful if not downright dangerous for hiking.) Aluminium pucks screwed into the bottom of the rubber outer sole take care of the traction on slippery rocks.
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Hi Jonny,

I PM'd you about a Sage VXP 6129 I have for sale that you expressed some interest in. I can't respond since your inbox is full. Shoot me a message when you clear out a few messages.

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You should try bushwacking British Columbia's coastal steelhead streams in the steeper parts. Falling is the norm. If lucky, the rod lands on soft moss or is gently supported by a thicket of Devil's Club. You may end up picking Devil's Club spines out of your skin for several days but as long as none of the equipment breaks, all is good.
That's where I am brother! I fall all the time haha I usually sacrifice body over equipment though but sometimes my reflexes aren't quite fast enough

Ah well this site is giving me lemonade, thank you for all of the responses and offers brothers!

Jonny

What do you mean you release the fish after you catch it? Like, release it into your cooler right ?!?!
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Brand new Redington Dually 12'6" 6 weight at big y fly co 99.99.
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