Everything lost!!!

Discussion in 'Lost, Found, Stolen' started by Zach M, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    308
    Media:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gig Harbor Washington
    so this weekend while at a water polo tournament i was taking part in, my truck was broken into and all of my fishing gear was stolen except for my rod. my reel and all of my flies were taken and so were all of my accesories and camera. they didnt take my longboard or the weed eater but i guess they felt the need to have all the flies i have tied for the past year. I am now left with an 8 weight and no reel, liscense or anything to use. if anyone has any cheap gear they could part with or any flies they feel they could get rid of that would be awesome cuz right now my family and i have no money to replace any of the gear that was stolen because of job issues. I would be very grateful if anyone could help out. Please PM me if you have anything extra that you would be willing to sell or give away thank you

    -Zach
     
  2. Caddis Skater

    Caddis Skater Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eastside, Washington
    Zack,

    I would check with your insurance company and see if the contents
    in your truck were covered. also if you own a home your homeowners
    insurance will cover your losses. I hope this helps you out, sorry to hear
    the scumbags need your gear more than you do. :mad:
     
  3. jasmillo

    jasmillo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    7
    If you rent and have a renters policy, that should cover it as well.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,859
    Media:
    283
    Likes Received:
    1,671
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Zach, if you run the insurance angle to ground and still need a reel I could probably "loan" you my old Okuma Integrity 8/9. I have been hanging onto it to keep a spare for any travelling guests or new casters to use as they learn. It is not top shelf gear, but it works, has a solid disc drag and has banked many large fish. Sorry you got nailed.

    As for flies, when Ibn lost all his flies he sponsored a swap. If I recall he tied up a bunch of his flies and everyone sent him some of their ties. I recall sending him a few flies from my box if I had several of the same pattern. That could work too.
     
  5. Will Atlas

    Will Atlas Guest

    Zach,

    I have more fly fishing gear than I can use. What all did you loose? Why dont you shoot me a PM and we can talk about if I have anything that might interest you.

    Will
     
  6. willieboat

    willieboat Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    444
    Media:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lacey, WA
    Zach,
    I'm PM'ing you. If you can swing by Tacoma General Hospital of Monday afternoon, I will hook you up with some SH and salmon flies. ;)

    Don
     
  7. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    308
    Media:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gig Harbor Washington
    wow thanks everyone but today i stopped by the parking lot and i guess they didnt like what they stole cuz they left it in the bushes! this turned everything around for me and thanks to everyone willing to help me out. i guess they figured they could tie better then me or something haha
     
  8. Matt Burke

    Matt Burke Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    3,666
    Media:
    3
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Kenmore
    UR lucky, dog! Nice.
     
  9. chattmr

    chattmr has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    180
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Home Page:
    Glad to hear you got your stuff back. Maybe they liked Ibn's flies better... ;)
     
  10. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,855
    Media:
    8
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Roy, WA
    learned a valuable life lesson Zach- don't go around with so much crap in your car!;)
    weedwhackers, snowboards, all mixed in with cameras and fly tackle- that's like wearing a "kick me HARD" sign on your back.
    dude!
    I got smash-n-grabbed a couple years ago and it sucked. I'm way more careful about what I leave showing in the truck now.
    really cool that the Universe showed some pity and let you have your stuff back.
     
  11. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,099
    Media:
    11
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    NW Washington
    SpeySpaz makes a very good point.

    The times I have gotten busted into have been because I left stupid stuff in my vehicle.

    Keep it WELL hidden or leave it home. And if you are going the "hidden" route, be prepared to loose it anyway.
     
  12. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,791
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    Bellingham
    What a bunch of idiots.

    Now they steal and than throw the loot in the bushes?

    OMG, what is the world coming to.
     
  13. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,855
    Media:
    8
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Roy, WA
    Jason,
    many of the car break-ins these days are done by tweakers, (according to a few Pierce Cty Sheriffs I've spoken with about it)... meth users who are looking for some easy-to fence, portable, high value items that are hard to track.
    One thing I do is look at the area where I'm parking my truck...if I see the characteristic tempered glass lying around on the ground, I go somewhere else, because they keep coming back and hit cars parked at the same spots over and over.
     
  14. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,099
    Media:
    11
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    NW Washington
  15. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,791
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    Bellingham
    It was when I was doing an extensive 140 acre survey near Granite Falls that I became an expert. Lots of pastey white boys driving around those hills who can't compose a normal sentance to save their life.
     
  16. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    308
    Media:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gig Harbor Washington
    my truck was parked in my school parking lot so i dint think anyone would want my chest pack and everything was under a tarp so they had to have been looking for cars i guess
     
  17. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,352
    Media:
    15
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA
    Since there's a good end to the story....Did you by chance win your water polo games? I played a little water polo many moons ago when I was young and good looking. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,859
    Media:
    283
    Likes Received:
    1,671
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Well, a good ending for a change.
     
  19. Zach M

    Zach M Because I floss so hard

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    308
    Media:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gig Harbor Washington
    we took third it was a tournament but almost everyone got chlorine poisoning from the over chlorinated pool. one of our guys had to go to the hospital
     

Share This Page