There’s any variety of reasons for an angler to get attached to his favorite pole whether it be sentimentality, superstition, expense. When that pole goes flying overboard due to a mistake drastic measures may follow. Such was the case for this Australian man who handed his favorite pole over to girlfriend before adjusting the drag for her strength and it a massive bite. Here’s how he tells it:

“Upon arriving at the reef the weather was amazing and I set up my favorite outfit a 14k Shimano Stella, Missing At Sea Pe8 casting rod and 150 death wobble.
I had just put a cast straight onto a stirred up school of fusiliers and gave the rod to my partner Bianca when a GT inhaled the stick bait. I had the drag set as I normally would for myself and this proved a lot too much for my girl!
I managed to retrieve the rod and get back into the boat, got the rod back in my hands and had a visual of the fish when the hooks let go.”

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