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I left a Sage TCX 7126 matched with Sage 3500 Reel behind at Berrien Springs last night on the fish ladder side.
$$$ reward for return.

Bone head mistake left it on the side of the car in the pouring rain and left.
 

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That sucks!
I have done the same thing but got lucky and got the stuff back.
My current practice is: Do not put any thing on the ground. Set rods on the hood or break em down and put in truck. If you do want to lean rod against the vehicle only do it at the drivers door so you have to move it to open.
Same with all other gear.
I have a bad case of CRS so I need to be extra vigilant.:eek:

When unloading drift boat after a day I walk around it twice to check for loose Items and tie downs before driving off.
Hope who ever finds it will want to return it and collect the good Karma.
 

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That is bad news indeed. I think Id rather lose a limb than my TCX. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and hopefully it will show up.
I have a mantra I recite every time I go fishing, "Last thing out, first thing in". I always leave the rod to the end on my way out and put it away as soon as I get back. If I HAVE to do something first, I tuck the rod butt under one of the windshield wipers and lean the rod against the glass.
 

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Hope it turns up for you, I fish there also, was going today but passed, when unloading and loading the gear everything goes on the car roof or hood, always walk around the car also before leaving. If I hear or see anything will let you know.

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Thanks

Thanks for the replies - it was about 35 minutes after I left that I realized I left behind the rod. My friend was still on the river when I called him and he ran up to see if it was still there - no luck.

For others that fish there - do not leave gear on the shore - things have been disapearing.

As for the rod - it was my favorite - despite the nickname- lol
 

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Sorry about losing your rod and reel. This might be a good time to remind anglers to never set gear against the vehicle or leaning against a nearby tree or fence. Only place it on the vehicle hood or roof such that it's in the windshield view. That way you'll see it even when you try to drive off without putting it away. Don't ask how I know this works.

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Sorry about losing your rod and reel. This might be a good time to remind anglers to never set gear against the vehicle or leaning against a nearby tree or fence. Only place it on the vehicle hood or roof such that it's in the windshield view. That way you'll see it even when you try to drive off without putting it away. Don't ask how I know this works.

Sg
Or better yet, the rod and reel should be the first thing in the car.
 
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