When I started the Day on the River Program I did it with one thing in mind. To give the chance for the general public to experience fly casting with out any expense to them. Thinking that it would help to promote the sport, and it has. Then came the try before you buy idea, which led to the Try Rack and “ Test Drive Program” (I think Bob Meiser came up with that term). Things went along and more and more people became interested in the Sport. Something bad started happening: rods, reel, and lines started to show up missing during the Saturday On The River. The Saturday On The River program is free. With me being Religiously Neutral and not on any “Pro Deal where rods, lines and reels are complementary. It has been becoming more difficult to keep up with the thieves. The Tryrack has been and always will be stocked with the rods, which the general public wants. This allows me to put rods on the try rack even though we do not sell them (some of the Manufactures are very territorial and will not let you use the rods in these programs unless you stock them and you can not stock them because you are to close to another shop that dose.) Granted I do get a brake on buying the rods at Guide price, which is good. Some of the rod I pay the same over the counter price as the general public dose( I will admit there is not many now days but when I started there were quite a few). This is not just happenings to me but other gatherings also.. A friend of mine who is retired law enforcements noted to me that he found three rods disassembled, and hidden in the brush beside the trail that we walked up from the river to the casting field a the Sandy River Conclave. The same year George Cook of Anglers Rendezvous noted that he lost a Sage Rod and Tabor reel at the same Conclave. So this is what I am asking. Help me keep the course by being keenly aware of anything at these outings and Speyclave that is out of the ordinary. You are the reason we put these programs together.