My Thomas & Thomas 4 weight was lost. That rod has been with me for about 30 years. It was the first fly rod I picked with a purpose; I found I like a slower action and I needed a 4 piece travel rod for Montana.
It did provide a reason to pull out the Tenkara I picked up at the last Winston Salem Fly Fishing Convention. I had a 4 wt Sage with me but a reel with only a sinking tip line. I also had an 8 wt which is 10X overkill for the South Mills.
It was a very pleasant afternoon.