is exactly how my favorite Penn open face reel and light rod sounded as it got dragged down to the bottom of the San Gabriel river today. It was my fault, I set my rod down to help my son take a fish off his. And that cheesey whipping through the air sound was loud and then a splash. All I saw was the cork handle submerge. I looked like a dam* cartoon character out there today, it was pathetic. I have caught many fish in many different conditions throughout my life and never have I had as many problems with this one type. I don't know whether to just give up or go back tomorrow better equipped. That little rig was my favorite I found it in a pawn shop, it was brand new when I bought it. Paid $12 for it several years ago and caught so many huge bass on it. Now it's at the bottom of the river with a stupid gar attached to it, or not.