Found - Fly Rod and Reel on the Upper Yakima

Discussion in 'Lost, Found, Stolen' started by Derek Young, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Pardon my French, sashjo, but you're full of shit. No self-respecting guide would fish another man's rod, and feel good about it. There are rules, implied or otherwise. Second, following your logic, your "perfect condition" rod fished by the guide for two years would hardly be in that condition. In fact, this found rod was safely stored awaiting the owner's reply - I would have waited much longer, regardless of the brand of rod.

    Accordingly, while returning from a multi-day hike down Paria Canyon to Lee's Ferry, as my wife and I came around a bend in road on the way back to the main highway, we found two very high-end rods and reels, still strung-up. Likely, on the roof of the car and forgotten. Turned it in at the small fly shop at the intersection, knowing for sure that the rod's owners would look there for them. I have no idea if they were ever reunited, but the moral of the story is the same.

    Derek
     
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    Maybe he could not read the humor in your post, being only black and white.
     
  4. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    I've reread it many times, and still don't find your post humorous. You continue to be full of shit.

     
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  6. Ed Call

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    I'm selective with whom I fish too. Please scratch me off your list. Derek is on my list and is a man of high character and integrity. He did a good thing here and it seems anyone can read that but you. You've let your unfortunate experience taint your ability to see this for what it is, someone finding and returning a lost item to its rightful owner. Your characterization that something else happened here is just off track. Thanks again for scratching me off your list. Nothing personal, I'm just selective with whom I invest my precious fishing time.