Moved from the Eastside to the Lynnwood area a year ago. After a 15 year hiatus from flyfishing, restarting all over again. I'm just a good 15 years older now and approaching 60. Knot tying, rowing the Pontoon etc. arent as quick or good anymore but im still going to do it for another 15 years even if my castings is terrible and all of my gear is from the mid to late nineties. At least the gear is in first rate condition. My father past away and I inherited his Ross G2 and his Sage 6 weight Graphite II which positioned well with my other Ross G1 & G3, Batenkill etc. and rods. The G2 and the Sage are what I used today. I don't know the area here so I've been searching this forum and asking local fly shops, all who have been helpful. I decided beach fishing was the order of the morning and having been to Picnic Point decided to try somewhere else. The "else" was Meadowdale. Had the beach basically to myself all morning. One or two seals were working the area farther out and I saw one Coho leap into air in front of me. Had a couple of shakes but basically it was dead. Called the wife to join me and we both enjoyed and puffed our way back to the parking lot. Upon arrival at the lot, someone was talking to me about the fishing as well as my wife talking almost at the same time so I placed my rod on top of my Tahoe while I changed. You can probably guess what happened next. Yup, drove off following my wife and her car out of the parking lot with the Rod on the roof of the truck. I never noticed or heard it drop off and it was long gone when I went back (twice) today. Im upset with myself for being so dumb but also because it was my Dads gear and, that G2 was in perfect condition. I now will have to sell the extra spool for it as I'm probably better off purchasing another but new reel in that size range. Apart from the Seals and losing the Sage/Ross, I did enjoy the beach and morning.