Some years ago at Lac Seul one of the group had a large fish on but somehow lost his brand new g loomis rod in the water. Typically we have 2-3 boats each year but don't always stick together. Well this person was so embarrassed that he made his boat partners that day swear they wouldn't say anything. The next day one of the other boats (mine) just happened to pull up a brand new rod. Most of the afternoon my friend was rather excited that he had just improved his inventory of equipment. When we got back to camp the original owner of the rod decided to come clean and after about 15 minutes of convincing he got his rod back. For many trips to come he was constantly reminded to hold on whenever there was a bite.
While we tend to fish the same areas its amazing that we were able to find the rod