I was up at 5:30 and in the canoe at 6:00 with my wife who is a pretty knowledgeable fisherman too anyway... I hooked into a BIG smallmouth and reeled it in. Whilst I was admireing it I took the jitterbug out of it's mouth and threw the lure overboard, ya' know so it wouldnt snag anything on board, and it sank like a stone! It was a topwater lure so I looked down and breifly watched my new 200.00 Fenwick sink to the bottom!!! I jumped out of the canoe to retreive it and ruined my cell phone too. I couldnt locate my rod but I am going out later to find it. I cant beleive I didn't notice that it had slipped off my lap and I had'nt noticed. I am sickened by the loss. Has this ever happened to anyone in the BOC? Or am I the only dumby here I lost a 6'6" Fenwick IM7 cross scrim graphite rod and a Shimano Symetre reel...OUCH huh? Just thought I'd share my misfortune.