In case you are wondering what you are looking at, its not a Berkley Lightning rod, but it is a rod that was hit by lightning!
“I released the fish and went to cast. That’s when everything went black.
I was launched backward and landed in the backseat between the two consoles. When I came to, at first I didn’t feel any pain. I just felt cold. Everything looked like a negative—colors were different, nothing looked like it should. It smelled like an electrical fire, the most vile smell. It still haunts me.”
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