Incredible Gift

JohnTFT

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I received a surprise today that has left me at a loss for words and truly thankful for some good friends.

Randy Penny from United Composites and Garry O'Hern (Atuna on here) went out of their way and blew my mind with this act of incredible kindness. UC 76 Centaur wrapped by Jim Trelikes Webspinner custom rods.

I recently had to put my Bull Terrier "Lizzie" down. Great dog tough decision. Randy, Garry and Jim gave me this tribute rod that is both functional and beautiful. Its going to be a blast looking down the rod and seeing her picture.

Rarely at a loss for words both in written form and verbally.

Always a first time for everything I guess.

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locvetter

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It's the friends, more than the rod, and the rod is such a thoughtful blend. Love is a wonderful thing. It makes us all glad that you can cherish the rod and memories and friends.
 

freegaff2

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great friends, great gift...and now Lizzie can go with you on the Excel and not be lonesome. Well done all around...
 
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tunacraze

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That's awesome John! They could not have picked a better guy to wrap it either. Jim has some pretty magical skills.
 
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Fishybuzz

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That is just too cool...bravo Randy, Jim and Garry....losing your fur buddy is so tough.
 
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dannykl1957

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Perhaps I'm overstating but your new rod is the best rod ever wrapped. What an amazing tribute! I'm am deeply moved.

Dan
 
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Soda Pop

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Now that's some good stuff right there. Very cool John.
 
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wnowlin

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So much negativity in the news today. It is good to see a story of kindness and caring. Thank you for sharing it with us.
 
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fujirose

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Beautiful rod!! My condolences on your loss.

My wife and I have had numerous pets (cats, dogs, aquatic turtles, birds, guppies, feeder goldfish that were too smart for the turtles, etc), and each time we lose one, it sucks. May your new rod help create new memories for you and 'Lizzie'.
 
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Rodless_Jim

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I received a surprise today that has left me at a loss for words and truly thankful for some good friends.

Randy Penny from United Composites and Garry O'Hern (Atuna on here) went out of their way and blew my mind with this act of incredible kindness. UC 76 Centaur wrapped by Jim Trelikes Webspinner custom rods.

I recently had to put my Bull Terrier "Lizzie" down. Great dog tough decision. Randy, Garry and Jim gave me this tribute rod that is both functional and beautiful. Its going to be a blast looking down the rod and seeing her picture.

Rarely at a loss for words both in written form and verbally.

Always a first time for everything I guess.

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Could never, EVER happen to a nicer guy. I'm sorry to hear about Lizzie, John. I hope the good memories take precedence in your mind soon.

Not in any way surprised to hear about the generosity of your friends. Those of us who know you also know that you would (and typically DO) do as much or more for your friends.
 

Jim Todd

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That is an awesome way to pay tribute to an old pal. :appl:
 
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DennisV

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Great gift

I just had to put my yellow lab Wilson down last week.

I don't cry when people die.
 
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Let em eat 74

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Such a thoughtful and cool gift. Hope you enjoy your new version of “fetch” with Lizzie for many many more years.
 
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