As many of you know, CJ(goingfishin) had the misfortune of loosing his boat and all his gear at milford lake not too long ago. a few brave soles when out and tried to find some of the gear a few days ago with some success.... http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84036 The better equipment has not been recovered, and the boat itself was a total loss. Well enough of the bad news, some good news is that several members here have begun to pool their moneys and have come up with enough to buy three new rods. these members include: N2fishn- Tom Catman73- Darrin Grimpuppy- Jay Mandingo- Caleb Uttatoo- Gus Cathunter1978- Keith Dsage- Dan Rush60- Casey Shelbyat1979- Shelby Big Vic- Vic Mighty thorr- JJ River-Rat- Bill channelkatman- Donnie I hope I havnt missed anyone. I want to make a point to mention that Steve Brown, of Safari Rods, was generous enough to offer us three new rods at below cost. Safari rods are a sponsor of this site and were great people to work with. I contacted Steve about what happened and asked if there was anything that could be done, he did not hesitate and offered a lower price. http://shop.catfishsafari.com/category.sc?categoryId=7 The first rod in the link is the bluecat rod, and I am proud to say that three of them are on their way to CJ. He said that these were what he was using before the boat went down. I'm told they will be delivered either friday or monday. I hope we can come up with some more donations so that we can also purchase three Abu Garcia 6500 reels. CJ had this combo, and it would be nice to get them for him again. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te... 31&hasJS=true Thanks again to everyone that has helped make the world a nicer place again after this unfortunate accident. If anyone would like to donate, please let me know.