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I hate a thief #14403410 06/24/22 04:19 PM
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I had a very high dollar rod and real stolen out of my boat Saturday, it was a Dobyn's Xtasy with a Shimano reel, it could have only happened in two places, we were at the weigh in at Amon Carter on the new side of the lake, the only people that I saw around were the couples who were fishing the tourney, no way one of them would have taken it, boat was parked right between two other couples boat, I did stop at a convenience store off 287 in Sunset, ran in and grabbed a drink and was back out in less than 2-3 minutes, truck was parked out front of store away from the gas pumps, what is weird is I had 6 rods strapped to the deck, the strap was put back in place, hell if I were going to steal rods I would have grabbed all of them on that side and a damn sure would not have taken the time to put the strap back, 900 bucks down the drain. mad


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Re: I hate a thief [Re: Happykamper] #14403412 06/24/22 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Happykamper
I had a very high dollar rod and real stolen out of my boat Saturday, it was a Dobyn's Xtasy with a Shimano reel, it could have only happened in two places, we were at the weigh in at Amon Carter on the new side of the lake, the only people that I saw around were the couples who were fishing the tourney, no way one of them would have taken it, boat was parked right between two other couples boat, I did stop at a convenience store off 287 in Sunset, ran in and grabbed a drink and was back out in less than 2-3 minutes, truck was parked out front of store away from the gas pumps, what is weird is I had 6 rods strapped to the deck, the strap was put back in place, hell if I were going to steal rods I would have grabbed all of them on that side and a damn sure would not have taken the time to put the strap back, 900 bucks down the drain. mad



It is real ... they stole your reel?


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Re: I hate a thief [Re: Happykamper] #14403417 06/24/22 04:26 PM
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Re: I hate a thief [Re: Happykamper] #14403422 06/24/22 04:31 PM
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Any chance that rod didn't get strapped down with the rest? My partner caught one of mine, that got left above the strap, out of mid air running down the lake.



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Re: I hate a thief [Re: Chris B] #14403426 06/24/22 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris B
Any chance that rod didn't get strapped down with the rest? My partner caught one of mine, that got left above the strap, out of mid air running down the lake.


Second this thought, only one rod/reel missing. A thief gonna grab a handful, wouldn't think a thief took the time to cherry pick.

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You probably had 12 rods on your deck that looked like you were playing that old game called pick up stix and while you were in your wack fest derby, you were trolling along and that combo snagged a tree as it was hanging out of the boat and it simply went over board.

I had this happen on Squaw one time with a GLoomis/Chronarch combo. I'm still sick over this and it happened at least 8 years ago.

Last year a friend and I were on PK and his rods were not strapped down, they still had his rod sleeves on them. As we approached Mach 1 all 5 of his rods flew up in the air off of the deck and I caught 4 of them, but one went into the water and sunk before I could turn around.

Funniest one was - a friend an I were on Squaw and he was throwing out into 35' at the back of the boat, I was chunking out the front. One of those 2 lb fish hammered his rod and jerked it out of his hands and into the lake and sunk. He was screaming for me to back up when it happened as he got to watch his Falcon Cara/Revo combo slowly fade away.

Re: I hate a thief [Re: Happykamper] #14403471 06/24/22 05:04 PM
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Bout 7 years ago I was sitting in line at squaw, had most of the rods I planned on using strapped on the deck. Went to the bathroom, came back, after launching I opened rod box to get out rods...... which there weren't many. At that point I remembered I had already done that. Just takes a second

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It did not fly out of boat while I was driving, never went over 30-40 mph and it was dead calm, now I suppose it is possible it was not strapped and flew out going down the hiway but that just does not seem logical either. I did call the convenience store to see if they had outside cameras, they do and the manager said she would have the owner look at the video to see if someone grabbed it while I was there, I told her I knew the odds of catching the person was almost zero, I just want some closure, it is driving me crazy.


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I don't think a thief would have put the strap back on your rods. I'm betting you just missed it and it flew off driving down the highway.


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Re: I hate a thief [Re: Happykamper] #14403592 06/24/22 06:50 PM
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That sucks

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Originally Posted by J.P. Greeson
I don't think a thief would have put the strap back on your rods. I'm betting you just missed it and it flew off driving down the highway.

Yeah, I'm with JP. It's more logical. I have had things fly out of the ski boat when we were driving and thankfully I was able to recover them. I thought they were stowed, but sometimes you just miss something...or sometimes you just forget to close the windshield on a ski boat and the freaking wind catches something it otherwise wouldn't and whoooooooooooosh it's gone!

Plus, depending on your auto insurance, you may have something on your policy that covers it. I used to with MetLife, but unfortunately, State Farm did not offer it when I signed up (or if they did it was not easily found online).

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Thieves are not very conscientious. Doubtful they strapped the others in to keep you from losing them too.


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Re: I hate a thief [Re: Happykamper] #14403646 06/24/22 07:27 PM
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I believe that they would have taken all of the rods and reels if they had time to take one.


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Re: I hate a thief [Re: Happykamper] #14403658 06/24/22 07:31 PM
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Courteous thievery.


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