Must be getting old.. memory is not what it used to be. Went out to the marina for some saltwater action with a buddy. First cast got a big ray.. Reel it in and tried to grab it.. bam!!!!... line snapped and he got away. Retied everything for another cast.. Forgot to loosen the drag AND turn on the BR after I reel in the ray.
Sitting there talking to the buddy.. he howler at me.. my rod hit the ground as I turned around. The rod just took off like a rocket! Tried to catch it.. but it was a rocket speeding out to the sea.........so fast... just so freaking fast..........
My FREAKING 3 months old Team Daiwa surf rod with a Okuma ABF 40 reel..!!!!!!!!!
Still licking the wounds.......
Damn........