Fishing Davis lake on a perfect rainy, cool, overcast day with many cooperating fish. This is probably the time you let you guard down as I did. Was rowing way to fast to another location with line hanging out the back. Really trying to avoid hooking up with a fish while trolling when "it finally happened"! A good fish latched on and before I could let go of the oars the entire rod and reel went ripping over the back end of the boat. I tried, in desperation to reverse row as I watched the rod tip disappear into the depths. I can't believe I was this upset over a material possession. And yes, I realize there is no excuse for carelessness. My dear wife rowed while I carefully monitored the side finder and drug a coat hanger arrangement of my idea of a grappling hook to no avail. Should a miracle happen and any of you snag on to this greatly missed fishing assembly I would be glad to offer you a reward and more importantly appreciation for a lost friend.