Originally Posted by Hardyreels
I broke a nice 7 weight that way about 4 or 5 years ago. I think it is that swift load with no give on the other end that brakes them about 1/3 way up the shaft. I don't hit that hard anymore even on the kings.
I came to the same conclusion. It is a 4pc that sheared just above the ferral of the bottom two pieces.