I was fishing during a tournament on a local pond. It was raining and a little breezy. I got a little upset because I lost a good fish. I set the rod down on the deck a little to hard and it bounced off of the deck and into the water. I tried to retrieve it, but couldn't. So, at the weigh-in, one of the other club members came in and said he caught a rod/reel, but only 1 fish. I looked at the rod/reel and it was the one I lost. He gave it back to me, a little wet, but OK. I did not win the tournament, but I was happy to get the rod/reel back.