STOLEN: From Willoughby CampGroiund on HOH RIVER

Discussion in 'Lost, Found, Stolen' started by ScudCuddler, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. ScudCuddler

    ScudCuddler Board Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Forks, Wa
    I know this doesn't go here but want as many people to know as possible.


    Well I have set up camp on the HOH river to fish steel during the xmas break from school. However I awoke this morning to find my Reddington 14' 8wt and Tioga 12 had been stolen. It was on my truck parked right in front of my tent well off the road. I am not even visible from the road. I for sure cannot afford to purchase another setup. Guess I will be practicing my fly tying skills which I just learned two nights ago and taking pictures. If anyone has any information please let me know! Don't know when I will be able to buy another setup either.....

    Christoph!
     
  2. ckilmer

    ckilmer Steelheader for life!

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CAMAS,WA
    I have a spey line I will give you, pm me your address and I will ship it asap.
     
  3. ScudCuddler

    ScudCuddler Board Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Forks, Wa
    Serious!? I can't express enough gratitude Chris. If you are ever in the Bellingham Area, you have a place to stay and food to eat.
     
  4. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2005
    Messages:
    2,827
    Likes Received:
    999
    Location:
    bellingham wa
    Home Page:
    I have a medalist 1498 that you can use. It isn't all that pretty but it'll hold line just fine. I'm in B'ham. looks like you just need to scrape up a rod.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,943
    Likes Received:
    2,251
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Guys, ScudCuddler is out on the OP right now camping at Willoughby. Anyone headed that way? I'd send him a full switch setup but I'm on call this weekend and can't leave Kitsap. I have tomorrow off and could meet anyone passing through Kitsap County heading out to the OP.
     
  6. orangeradish

    orangeradish 1/2 an Ira

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,593
    Likes Received:
    717
    Location:
    Capital City
    Home Page:
    Wow. This is why I love this forum. I don't have any 2 hand gear to loan, but seeing this kind of thing makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
     
  7. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    947
    Likes Received:
    0
    ED. you are one hell of a great guy..

    Sincerely.

    Bill Dodd.
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,943
    Likes Received:
    2,251
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Dude met me on his way out there to pick up a reel for his pal. He was so excited to be fishing. Now he is stuck tying flies. All we need is someone headed that way that is willing to pick up my rod/reel and get it to him.
    I'm still a jerk Bill, but a story about gutless thieves stealing someone's gear and leaving that guy stuck is just disturbing.
     
  9. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    947
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  10. Coonhound Jed

    Coonhound Jed New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2007
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    bainbridge island wa
    He found the rod this morning!! all is well and chris is continuing his study. im going out this weekend to see if i can "assist" in the study.
    jed
     
  11. ScudCuddler

    ScudCuddler Board Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Forks, Wa
    Looks like Jed beat me to it! The DOT guys found my rod yesterday evening, discarded a mile or so before HWY 101. The guy was street sweeping and saw it sticking out of the bushes. The tip was broken however. I went to the DOT station on the HOH rd. and they had my rod in there. Awesome guys. The head guy there has a brother who lives across from the shop and he makes/fixes rod. He fixed me rod up in 15 minutes and I am back at it. What crazy Karma. Even more impressive was the amount of selfless help coming from the WFF membes. What a great community of people we have here. The rod will get me through the rest of my vacation, then I may need to do something after about the the tip. Now i just need the weather and river flows to cooperate, any ideas? Well Thanks for all the support, and I am still accepting gear :) !!!

    Cheers,

    Christoph!
     
  12. Daniel Nelson

    Daniel Nelson BAMF

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    awesome!

    good lucks and tight lines!!
     
  13. Mark Moore

    Mark Moore Just a Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Great news!
     
  14. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,943
    Likes Received:
    2,251
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Christoph, that is a great end to the story. Knowing your vacation plans could have been greatly altered without a rod for the next couple of weeks, glad all has worked out.
     
  15. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    wa
    So was it stolen or did it fly off the rod holder in the dark?
    I know, for myself, it would make me feel better if I new it was my own fault and not have to worry if that's all they took or if they might come back.

    Anyway happy to hear you got your gear and you're back on the water!

    James.