Good luck, maybe you'll get lucky. I have done the same thing more than once. Last time it was a custom made Brodin net with scrimshaw ivory inlays that my son gave me his first Christmas. I'm still sick over that
One trick I tell everyone now is to put your rod on the hood of the car. Lift the wind shield wiper to hold the rod in place. Put the other stuff on the hood. You can't drive off with out seeing it then.