Well the good news is I should have my rod back within a week. The bad news is I'm out the case and temporarily (hopefully) a couple hundred to buy it back. Utah has a pawn shop clause so I was s.o.l for getting anything returned as evidence. My attorney buddy did some research and short of filing a civil suit in CA buying it back was my best option for ever seeing it again. If/when the thief gets picked up thats where any compensation will come from.
We'll see what happens there. I guess the moral of the story is don't leave your **** in the car. I've gotten a decent fly box pieced together again and just got a set of waders in the mail today. Got reacquainted with my 3wt Winston the other day and pulled in some chubby browns on tiny Adams.
I'll keep everybody posted as events unfold, thanks for all the advice and moral support.