Do not know how may people this has happened to, but I went to put a couple reels I received as a gift recently into a room in the basement and saw a rod tube sticking out from underneath some of the wife's clothes and purses she has in there(a lot). That led to wondering what was in the room. It has ended up as sort of a storage room over the years, and needless to say I was shocked at every thing I found. Rods, reel, tying materials, books, golf clubs.......... I will end up keeping some abel's, but am perfectly comfortably with the rod/reel set ups I have now. I regret not staying more organized, I have probably spent a lot of money purchasing items that I thought were lost or did not have over the years. I guess I will just have to blame it on the better half!!!!!!