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    Default Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    I guess the cold weather didn't help.

    I was putting together another collection of clips from the last month. I thought this one was so frustratingly familiar. I guess my father had some huge Zonker or giant streamer tied on, and it hit his rod when he was back-casting. He was also two miles down stream from his car.

    Sometimes that's all it takes.

    Thought you guys would find a laugh in this.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31G8H53PSLE]Breaking a Fly Rod - YouTube[/ame]
    The fields are endless, but the cows never leave the river side, maybe it’s the fresh taste of a cold mountain runoff that keeps them close. Or perhaps they just like watching the fly fisherman cast their way down stream (like souls of fishermen past). A young calf looks at his mother, with a sideways curious expression “I love the feeling of mud running through my hooves.”

    http://www.fishalong.com

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    Default Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    Nice video, how'd the 'fish with a two piece rather than a four piece' work? I've broken three, but all ones I built, painful...

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    Default Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    I wouldn't say anything, guys. This is just the sort of thread guaranteed to be infected by Murphy.
    http://www.miterclamp.com/Images/N_Amer_FF.jpg Cheers, Jim

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    Default Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    good attitude that's for sure! I broke my rod twice in two outings and I was not a happy camper at all
    The tug is the drug

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    Default Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    I haven't broke a rod yet... (knock on wood) I have just one rod and I would be sadden and depressed more that angry, I think, if I broke it. I've had it since 1985 and I has become sentimental to me more than it's value.
    It's a Orvis Green Mountain rod. I think Orvis made them for a short time in the mid 80's.
    There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.
    -Jim Croce-

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    Default Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    Quote Originally Posted by latshki View Post
    good attitude that's for sure! I broke my rod twice in two outings and I was not a happy camper at all
    Got ya beat
    Three in a row on the first day of use. One of those on the first cast
    Finally ended up just marrying sections of the different rods together for number 4
    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: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    ... Finally ended up just marrying sections of the different rods together for number 4
    Survival of the fittest!

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    Default Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Got ya beat
    Three in a row on the first day of use. One of those on the first cast
    Finally ended up just marrying sections of the different rods together for number 4
    Are you saying you bought 3 new rods and broke all 3 in the same day?!
    There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.
    -Jim Croce-

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    Default Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    Quote Originally Posted by dave5977 View Post
    Are you saying you bought 3 new rods and broke all 3 in the same day?!
    Built a 4 piece 9wt. Went to Florida with only the one rod (not a fishing trip) broke it on the first cast
    When I got home I called for a replacement blank, built that one, broke it on the first day out
    Got a third replacement blank, built that one and broke it.... again

    It was a bad lot of blanks.... H&H made good by supplying me with plenty of free rod building components for my trouble, but I wasn't into giving it a fourth try so I married the good sections together instead. 7 years later... no problem.
    The only issue is that the rod is 1/2 green, 1/2 black
    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: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

    I broke my first fly rod, on my first long trip from home with it, a 3 hour drive, before I had even made a cast.

    I had done a few sessions of fly casting on the local river (a trashy place with few fish) and then had packed up and gone for a trip to a blue ribbon trout area. I was getting better at casting and had resolved to bring only the fly rod to resist the temptation of switching back to spinning gear, thus I had only the one flyrod with me.

    It was a long, quiet drive home.

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