Slewfoot sorry to hear about your rod.
When fishing Fork and you get a "HOGON" you got to "HANG ON"
I have the plastic wrap on all my Rods still.
Hopefully you can get it back today.
I remember losing a rod in Alaska on the Kenai when a Silver Salmon took off with it. About 30 minutes later we get another bite and when we wind up the hook is through the last eye on the tip of the rod we lost!
Say what? Not only did we get the rod back in a river, but we got the Silver Salmon too.
Glad to hear you finished out the day with some Slabs though.