Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.
I had a 2 piece Cabela Traditional, 9' 5 wt., for about a year. My first rod, a gift from the guy who got me into fishing. He and his wife gave it to me for Christmas. Anyway, by now I have two more 'upscale" rods and I invite a friend to try fly fishing with me and let him use my first rod. It took him about three seconds and the butt half crumbled in the ferule. It had to be operator error but I don't exactly know what he did. Cabela's gave me a gift card for what the sale price would have been and I upgraded to a 4 piece LSi 6 wt. I'm happy for the trade and happy that I have a new fishing buddy... who now has his own rod!