Saturday, January 11, 2014

Slowly Replacing Stolen Fly Fishing Equipment


Well I am slowly replacing some of the equipment and flies that I had stolen from me a couple of weeks ago. I still can’t believe someone walked into my garage in broad daylight; then left with four fly fishing combos, flies, lures and accessories that took me years to collect. The police told me that it left Jasper the same day it was stolen. In other words I will never see any of it again. It just goes to show all of us we don’t live in Mayberry RFD anymore.
  I am still looking for a Gloomis Venture 3 Fly Reel, I had three stolen. I haven’t been able to find the 3 version. I would appreciate any help you guys can give me in finding one of these reels. These reels are the only items I can’t replace and they were my most prized pieces. There are no new ones left. I would be happy with a used Venture.
Kevin at Feather Chucker told me after the incident that he wanted to help resupply my fly box. He made good on his promise the other day when all these flies arrived in the mail. I am glad he tied some more of the bead head soft hackles, because I lost one of my best trout this past year using that fly. The wooly bugger pattern and big green popper will attract some nice spots on the lake come spring. Thanks to Kevin the fly box restocking has started.  
 



16 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

Glad to help Bill. You have some of my favorite flies there. The soft hackles as you know and the Stealth Bomber. Probably the best bass fly known to man.

Brk Trt said...

Good to see your stash coming back.
Thanks Kevin

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
I can't wait to get back on the water and try all these great flies you tied for me---Thanks Buddy!!

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
It may take a while but, I hope to be up to speed by Spring. Thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

Bill,
Could you give me your address.
You can email it to me.
Alan

Trout MaGee said...

OH man what a bunch aholes! Sorry to hear about all the stuff stolen. I hope you can find that reel. I will keep my eyes peeled for you. Good luck and Tight LInes.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Address sent--thanks

Bill Trussell said...

Trout
We lived in a county where there is a lot of drug traffic and individuals will steal anything for a quick fix. I agree this is a bunch of lowlifes. thanks for the comment

Justin said...

Sorry to hear this Bill. Kevil seems like a great guy!

Nick D said...

Oh man!! This totally sucks, Bill!!

Glad to hear you were able to get back in the water so soon though

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Thanks to Kevin my fly box is getting full. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Nick
I still haven't got over the break-in and it will take some time to replace some of my Gloomis fly reels. Thanks for the comment

Nick D said...

Did they get your sculpins?? If so, send me your addy again so I can get few back out to you!

Bill Trussell said...

Nick
I couldn't believe it but the thieves were in such a hurry they forgot that fly box, which was in the same place the other fly boxes were. Thanks for the offer, but yes I still have them and can't wait to use them soon. Thank

Justin Carfagnini said...

Cheers to Kevin!

Glad to see that you're sort of recouping your fishing gear.

I'll keep my eyes open for that reel.

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Justin---for keeping an eye for me.