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View Poll Results: Where did your rod break?

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  • 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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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border

    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    Quote Originally Posted by jpbfly View Post
    I've grip falling down...and my famous bamboo graphite rod into three pieces
    So can I vote Dan?
    Sure, why not. I had not thought about breaking more than one. What was the most common spot they broke. If two had a break in the tip section vote tip, I guess. Maybe we can get a moderator to add another slot. A buncha rods to be explained.

    We also have a butt section that did not get in the poll, and two ferrules that were not explained. I have theories on both types of break so if we can get those explained or polled I would appreciate it. In the case of the ferrules, I came really close to breaking one on my Meiser when I first got it. I don't want to explain that for a while, but I will at some point.
    Last edited by Guest1; 09-26-2012 at 12:48 PM.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
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    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    I had to go with other Dan, because I've had 3 tips, one butt, and one mid on a three piece rod.

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  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Cleveland, OH


    On a plane 35,000 feet in the air to Yosemite right now, but once I can get in front of something that will let me vote (not my iPhone), I will get it up there.
    Isn't technology wonderful?

  4. #14

    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    Too bad we can't make multiple choices!

    I have broken one in every place listed with exception of the right in front of the handle.

    Only one of those was not my fault.
    Less likey, more green dots

  5. #15

    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    My first rod breakage. My fault, weighted fly - I blamed it on the wind, but bad casting was the reason I'm sure.
    "I don't go to the river to fish, but I do quite a bit of it while I'm there." - Riverbilly

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border

    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    Could the two votes for ferrule please post why you think it broke there. There are a couple of places rods break, that I have theories on why they break there. Like the in front of the grip spot. (And to the poster with that one, please vote on the poll) I have busted a few gear rods that way and seen many of them bust there. Virtually all of them happened the same way as far as I know. Same thing with ferrule breaks ( a much rarer place to break 'em). I have only seen one reason they bust there. As in most things, more data is good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    one butt, .
    Just out of curiousity, how did that one occur?

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania

    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    Over the years a bunch of tips usually for stupid reasons and one butt section on an old Fenwick 11 wt . The butt broke on a downward pull out of an overhead tree. My guess is the rod had never been bent in that direction at the butt and the sudden stress on a section that had only bent the other way so many times over the years just did it in. Just a guess or an exuse for doing something dumb!
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