Interesting night yesterday...suffered from a different type of "first cast curse".
Drove from work to surf fishing spot in traffic: 1hr 30 minutes.
Got a call from my mom that she was side swiped by a kid pulling out of a mall parking lot with his learners permit but she was okay.
Walk to fishing spot: 30 minutes over hot sand in 83F humid weather.
Tie on homemade bucktail and teaser: 3 minutes.
Open jar of Uncle Josh pork rind only to find it rotted away: UGH!
Taking the first cast with a brand new never before cast St. Croix Legend and having the top half break into three pieces and the tip section go flying into the water: XXX!!!
30 minute walk of shame back to car (thanks for the company YardDog) and another 1hr 15 minute drive home all for a total 5 seconds of fishing.
Next time test cast new rods at the field before wasting $40 in gas/tolls and four hours of time!
Called St. Croix - "superstar service" who took care of me right away. Now if only we can convince them to do a few quality control tests on $600 rods before they leave the factory we wouldn't hear about all these rods blowing up on the first few casts...still love my legends!
Will try and get my August surf bass tonight.