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View Poll Results: Where did your rod break?
Tip section 15 65.22%
Other section 3 13.04%
Ferrule 4 17.39%
Right in front of grip 1 4.35%
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:49 PM
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Default Where it broke at poll

Ard's broken rod poll got me thinking, a dangerous thing, so I decided to see where these breaks occur on the rod itself. Tell us why you think it broke in that particular spot.


Tip section

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Ferrule

Right in front of grip (butt section)

In my case right in the middle of the tip section, 4 pc. rod. The reason. A tree jumped in front of my back cast.

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:53 PM
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because the clouser minnow smacked it on the tip
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:25 PM
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A close friend that I was teaching on a pond broke it in the butt section on an overly aggressive hook set. 4wt rod + 3lb Brown + a Jimmy Houston hook set = 5 piece rod instead of 4 piece
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Default Re: Where it broke at poll

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A close friend that I was teaching on a pond broke it in the butt section on an overly aggressive hook set. 4wt rod + 3lb Brown + a Jimmy Houston hook set = 5 piece rod instead of 4 piece
I have a theory on that, which is why I put it in the poll. Do me a favor and hit the poll for that would you? Thanks.

I'm going to keep my theory on that to myself for a while.
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Mine broke about halfway up the first section, between the car door and the door jamb.
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tip section broke when i stupidly laid my rod down on the bank to take a leak....got done and it had been stepped on
not the brightest move

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Default Re: Where it broke at poll

I've broken the ring off the tip-top a bunch of times. That's from not protecting the rod well enough while traveling. I'll learn some day.
I've had few rods break maybe 4 inches from the tip, either through negligence or from setting the hook too aggressively on some especially nasty vegetation.
A couple of my home rolled rods broke at the ferrule. The blank sections were matched wrong at the factory on those. Not my fault this time except for not noticing
I vote tip, but only because there wasn't an "all of the above"
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Default Re: Where it broke at poll

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because the clouser minnow smacked it on the tip
Save for car doors ..... a fly smack is the leading cause of rod failure. In all the years I've fished I've only had two rods that actually 'failed' on their own. And given they'd seen a lot of water time ...... I'm back at guess number one.

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I've broken a few rods. Most broke at the tip and were my fault in one way or another: getting ice off the guides, catching it in a tree while tripping (glad it didn't end up on youtube), and one spinning rod in a car window. But I did have one break in the bottom section just below the ferrule. Built a 9' 6wt from a blank and had it out the first time. I fished it a bit then my buddy tried it with a hair mouse. On a back cast I heard a sound like a large tree limb snapping. My friend felt terrible, but, given where it broke, I'd guess it was a faulty blank.
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Default Re: Where it broke at poll

I've broken...one tip...one grip section...by falling down...and my famous bamboo graphite rod into three pieces
So can I vote Dan?
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