Originally Posted by turbineblade
Practice more and you'll look back at this post and laugh.
Dude! You broke the guy code! Its the rod. Quick, buy a new one (in a different weight) and tell the wife the experts say you got hoodwinked by con artists and bought a piece of junk through no fault of your own. You had no choice but to buy that new Sage. And of course the reel and line were **** too, so they need to be replaced, but you'll keep them as backups.