While pushing away from the mucky shore and Beda Lake in my Southfork, I had not noticed that my custom built (by me) GL3, 4 wt had fallen down into the water behind me with the tip lodged in a mat of grass. Feeling some resistance and thinking it was merely the toon's stuck in the muck, I reefed hard on the oars and POW. The boat then glided right out into the lake. I am way more conscious of where my rods are in the pontoon now and have since built an exact replacement. The old one serves as a tomato stake in the garden and as a reminder .