Re: Rods breaking on first use
In 50+years of fishing, I've only had 1 rod break. And, that one was entirely my fault. I was fishing for Steelhead, and hooked into a large Chinook (who knew they both liked the same streamers?). In any case, once I hooked it, the old 6wt Fenwick HMG did a the bend down to the water, then snapped in two.
It did manage to get the fish to me before snapping, but it was snapped with authority!
Last edited by Meatco1; 02-23-2013 at 03:54 PM.