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View Poll Results: How did you break your rod? Multipal Choice Poll;

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  • Careless; rod was transported improperly; rod stepped on by man / dog, jammed tip into ground etc

    150 46.88%
  • Improper use; pulling too hard on snag, had hand up the shaft while fighting fish etc

    67 20.94%
  • Accidental: hit the tip with fly or weight while casting.

    50 15.63%
  • I have no idea what happened, one day while fishing the rod broke in two while casting

    74 23.13%
  • Other: to be explained in a post

    51 15.94%
  • All of the above!

    17 5.31%
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  1. Default Re: Close call

    I've been fortunate in that in 40 years of fishing I've only had one rod tip brake and I do not know how it happened. It was during short day trip just this year while casting a tip broke off a rod while casting within minutes of arriving at the first stop of the day. I do not know why it happened. It could have been compromised by a fall I'd taken while crossing a dry river bed when some rocks rolled out from under my feet even after checking for a sure footing a couple weeks earlier, however I fished that rod half a day after that fall and landed numerous fish without issue that day. Hopefully I can go another 40 years without braking another one.
    -Tom Wilson
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    Default Re: Close call

    That's a darn good run of caution 40 years, if you read my post you've seen that I've wrecked a few. I'm hoping to get a bunch of votes on the poll and we will be able to review and cite the findings in future references when we talk about being careful or the unknown.

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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    You can see it coming. (don't try this at home)
    The second guy


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP8fTx78QPI&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - swff1[/ame]
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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    Loved it! One of the best bits of u-tube (fishing) I've seen in years! Don't know where/how you came up with that but:

    fae
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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    Quote Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post
    Don't know where/how you came up with that but:
    credit goes to Moldy Chum
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    Never hold a rod like that, I guess everyone who has seen the show already knows this now. I have had a few 4" fighting butts made so that I don't even think about doing that. Lucky there were no eye injuries from splinters flying or cut hands when the shaft snapped huh?

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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    It shame's me to say it but I have broken a few. The first I broke was when I was about 14, I shut it in a door.

    The second was about 6 years ago in Alaska. I was fishing a 6wt for rainbow's and hooking a few small kings in the process. after I landed a couple small ones I hook into one a little bigger. I figured what the hell, I'll give it a go. well after a few minutes I hear my rod make a strange noise and I point the rod at the fish and brake it off. check out the rod and all looks good. Start fishing again and about 5 min later it break's in the middle of the Rod while casting.

    The third was last winter. I leaned the rod against a tree to take a leak, the wind blew it over and I didn't realize it. I turn around and step on it.

    The other one didn't break but I was lucky. I was casting a new two hander (first time I had it out) and I didn't tape the ferrules. the tip piece came off while I was casting and cracked the finish on the female end of the ferrule. amazingly the rod is fine it just tweaked the finish.

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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    I read through this thread and was thinking that I have never had a fly rod break. My first good rod was a Heddon bamboo and I drove over it with my car in its aluminum tube. I had to beat on the tube with a tire iron to get the rod out. It was a three piece with two tips. The rod wasn't damaged and I fished it for several years more. In Alaska I fished out of air planes and boats but never broke a rod. I think that came from taken good care of them in travel.

    So just before I wrote that I had never broke a rod I remembered that my bamboo rod has one tip with a short piece missing. So I have broken one fly rod tip but don't remember how I did it.

    Frank

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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    I had an experience close to Fred's where the rod just blew up mid section and another was ice in the guides. A combo really, my negligence and nature.
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    Default Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

    Here ya go................

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