That fish is a rod thief

Sunday while taking a picture of a white bass Ian had caught I set my rod down to grab my camera. I thought I’d pulled my fly out of the water but I must not have. After a few photos and releasing his fish, we turned to see my rod disappearing under the water. We sat there dumbfounded for a few seconds and started searching for it. A few minutes later it surfaced about thirty feet away. We rowed over to it and using the GoPro on a pole, I was able to snag the rod and pull it to hand. I handed Ian the GoPro and landed the thief.

There’s a lesson to be learned here. If you set your rod down make sure you have your fly out of the water. While this was a cheap setup, this could have been disastrous for me. Had this been a larger fish, I might never have seen that rod and reel again.


So what did I learn from this? Never trust a fish.

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