To split-cane. I am sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you find it. I also hope that you will be able to put the incident behind you. I speak from experience. In the 70's, I bought a Bogdan trout reel. It was 1 of 6 in the country at the time. I ordered it from Stanley himself at the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers' banquet. My car was broken into in Swarthmore, PA. shortly after I bought it. I put off cleaning out my car after a fishing trip (DUMB). I reported it to the police but nothing ever came of it. Thirty years later it still hurts to see one show up on e-bay. Best Wishes, rr