View Single Post
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-24-2013, 02:38 AM
shimloom shimloom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 380
shimloom will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Rods breaking on first use

I worked in the tackle business for 20 years and I would take all the new rods and bend them before I put one one the rack. Only a couple of times I would get a bad rod.

Bass guys are very hard on their gear. I fish for bass and many times dragging a rod out of the locker in a hurry I thought I would break it or do some damage to one. Never had one break on a hook set so far. Leaned on one and it broke, sounded like a .22 going off.

With new rods I test them and make sure they are ready to go before I head out on a trip.

Craig
Reply With Quote