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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. #1
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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

    Other section

    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.
    Last edited by Guest1; 09-24-2012 at 06:29 PM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    because the clouser minnow smacked it on the tip

  3. #3
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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

    Quote Originally Posted by ghocevar View Post
    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.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    Mine broke about halfway up the first section, between the car door and the door jamb.

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    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    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

    casey


    ARFE

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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"
    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: Where it broke at poll

    Quote Originally Posted by grassonfly View Post
    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.

    fae
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Default Re: Where it broke at poll

    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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