Near miss with the death of a beloved rod

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It was a slow day while out on the albie hunt today...But i finally hook up. However, smiles went to a look of horror when the fish ripped off the top three sections of the rod, leaving me with a reel and the butt (and guideless) end of a fly rod to fight this fish. As far as I could tell, if the fish breaks off, I lose 3/4th of my rod...the line peeled off the reel while angled directly at the fish, and no cushion provided by the rod's bend...I'm not sure how, but I was able to land that fish and retrieve the three sections of the rod - I re-secured the sections together and resumed fishing all's well that ends well :-)


Pic of fish and the rod broken down into to parts




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