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10 easy ways to break a rod



...or how to avoid it



By Roland Henrion

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Broken rod
Broken rod
The rhum might be needed to settle down after having broken this custom built 10 weight rod in several pieces when setting the hook on a baby tarpon.
Crack!
Crack!
This rod was stepped on because it was just dropped on the beach during a photo frenzy.
Docking
Docking
Don't carry the rods onto the pier, but leave them in the boat and wait for the guide to reach them to you.
During a cast
During a cast
Sometimes rods break for no obvious reasons. This one snapped while casting.
During a fight
During a fight
This rod broke during a fight.
Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Heavy flies against the rod tip is a certain way to weaken the carbon fibres in the rod with the risk of a break during later stress.
Rods on a car
Rods on a car
A convenient way of resting rods is against a side mirror of a car. The car can be a fine place to put the rods... as long as the doors are closed. One of these particular rods actually broke that day, but during a cast!
Rods wating to break
Rods wating to break
Rods piled up in a bunch like this in a boat is an accident wating to happen. The tubes you see below are actually the rod holders on that particlular boat, and when not in use the rods would rest in them.
Snagged on a mangrove
Snagged on a mangrove