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drag line
12-18-2006, 07:53 PM
Just letting every one know I got my sage xp 9' 4 pice rod with a orvis battenkill II large arbor gold finish taken from my trailblazer this afternoon in the parking lot where the steps are on the clinch. I switched out rods about 3:30 and I am positive I locked the car because the horn blows when you lock it but the keys were in the pocket of my waders with my phone and must have hit the unlock button . They lifted the back hatch and grabe it out. I guess I am lucky it was unlocked or I might have a broken window also. So if you see some low life trying to get rid the rod and reel its stolen . I have made a report with TVA police so they are aware of the situation. Thanks Bill

ttas67
12-18-2006, 10:14 PM
sorry to hear that and thanks for letting us know, as this may not be the last time this happens. I often have multiple rods in my trunk that I'd hate to lose. I don't care if they steal my car, just not my gear!

RFowler
12-18-2006, 10:36 PM
Is that you, Bill H? If it is, I sold you that rod. That's a real shame. I've been a victim of theft up there, myself. I had over $2,500 worth of gear taken from me in June of '05.

Grumpy
12-19-2006, 09:40 AM
I have a PIC of a LOW LIFE that lives up that way, been convicted twice & still wondering around up there >:(
Last seen driving a lil red Ford Ranger.
Grumpy

Mike_Anderson
12-19-2006, 11:15 AM
Might be time for some good ole TN Mountain style justice.

drag line
12-19-2006, 11:43 AM
Amen brother !

troutwag
12-21-2006, 11:30 PM
Is that XP a 4 or 5 wt and did you have the serial number logged somewhere? I will keep an eye out as well, though the rod will probably be paired with some other reel so as not to be easily identified. Hate to think how many rods I typically have in the back of car. Sorry for the loss. It will probably end up on Ebay or in a pawn shop.
Stinks!
I hope your Christmas Season goes better from here on out,
John

Grumpy
12-22-2006, 09:26 AM
Is that XP a 4 or 5 wt and did you have the serial number logged somewhere? *I will keep an eye out as well, though the rod will probably be paired with some other reel so as not to be easily identified. *Hate to think how many rods I typically have in the back of car. *Sorry for the loss. * It will probably end up on Ebay or in a pawn shop.
Stinks!
I hope your Christmas Season goes better from here on out,
John

If it's the same fella that has been ripping off in the past, the big dummie will be out there fishing it, he was caught with 2 outfit's on the river awhile back thanks to an alert BB member from another forum.
I'm serious guys, i have the pic, if you'd like me to e-mail it to ya, get in touch with me , info@cumberlandtransit.com
This is a local person with priors >:( & someone that oughta be watched.

Grumpy

Sivad
12-22-2006, 09:35 AM
drag_line,

Do you have a picture of the outfit? I am planning on fishing the clinch on Saturday.
I will keep an eye out.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Patrick

stretch
12-22-2006, 07:02 PM
Last seen driving a lil red Ford Ranger.
Grumpy Saw a couple of those the other day when I was floatin', got me nervous every time... good thing was that I saw the authorities patroling quite a bit ;)

Grumpy
12-23-2006, 09:03 AM
Last seen driving a lil red Ford Ranger.
Grumpy Saw a couple of those the other day when I was floatin', got me nervous every time... good thing was that I saw the authorities patroling quite a bit ;)


dang bud, good to hear from ya & glad to hear you're still catching some fish, you are still catching some fish aren't ya 8-)

Grumpy

Leinart
12-23-2006, 10:54 AM
I'm headed to the Clinch later today. Which set of steps are you referring to-...2 or 3 come to mind?

Thanks for the heads up on the red truck!

Lou

stretch
12-24-2006, 11:14 AM
Last seen driving a lil red Ford Ranger.
Grumpy Saw a couple of those the other day when I was floatin', got me nervous every time... good thing was that I saw the authorities patroling quite a bit ;)


dang bud, good to hear from ya & glad to hear you're still catching some fish, you are still catching some fish aren't ya 8-)

Grumpy

:-X *8-) *;) ... Maybe you and the gang will make it up here again this winter... let me know when you are. Have a good Christmas.
Stretch

Leinart
12-25-2006, 05:36 PM
...another place to report stolen gear....

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/

Fishermansfly
12-25-2006, 08:35 PM
Hey Grumpy, If you have the picture of the guy post it for all to see. So long as Byron, Paula, and Daniel don't have a prob with it. It is public information and can be posted. I've seen the thread on the other boards in reference to this particular knucle head! Seems like everyone on the other boards weren't sure of the legalities of posting a booking picture. My personal opinion on this matter is that any one who does something stupid and gets caught in the act she have their picture posted for all to see! Especially those whom have been convicted of such crimes. Public information consists of the person, crime, bond, court date and time, and that persons home city. As a matter of fact I just remembered something! You used to be able to log on to Anderson Co. Jails Website and watch live feeds of the jail, from the pat down room to the booking area pretty cool when there busy. I'd try Sunday night around 1030pm thats when people get crazy in blount county anymore! Sound's crazy but it's the truth!

It's a pitty to see someone take something from a fellow fly fisher. I've heard so many stories of fly fishers helping new fly fishers out, even giving them flys, suggestions and giving up honey holes. Fly fisherman in general are usually apt to volunteering time to various organizations such a trout unlimited. That being said I'm sure for the most part most of us would just about give someone the shirt off of our back to help some one out!

On more serious note, I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas and I look forward to reading more stream reports from you all!

Merry Christmas
Fishermansfly