Originally Posted by cwg
Yanno, I keep reading about rods breaking and its in the back of my mind certainly when I'm humping longer casts.
Sorry to hear about that stasher, wasn't that the one with the broke handle? Lemme know what happens.
Onto graphite, its spooky stuff- I'm an archer and have seen first hand what can happen to those stronger than steel magic shafts when an unseen flaw or nick is in it.
I broke one graphite rod when they first came popular, mid 80's- leaned heavy into a salterwater sheephead, set the hook but the line broke at very upside of my power stroke, snapped in two spots, weird, happens
hope it gets replaced promptly
Yes, it was my little Gremlin 3wt. Looking over my records, I rec'd the first one on the 14th with a cracked grip, and replacement butt section showed up on the 17th.
So, it made it less than two weeks before giving up the ghost.
The guy who sells them is away for the weekend, so it'll be Tuesday before I can talk with him. Hopefully I can get it replaced, but I don't know if I'd trust the replacement. It's a nice little rod, but its performance so far is not inspiring confidence in its durability.
I was trying to save a couple bucks by buying an inexpensive rod and it appears to have bit me on the butt. Might need to look into something in the $150 range like a TFO Pro or Sig., Redington RS4, or possibly another Redington CT. Something with a lifetime warranty...