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How often do your rods snap?

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The correct answer is never, providing you treat your equipment right.  A rod will snap when it becomes weakened from abuse so as when your snagged up you are whipping that rod to get your lure loose.  Always release the bail or put it in free spool and pull the line(takes all the tension off the tip) , not the rod to get unsnagged.

It is possible to break a rod when not using a net for a larger fish, but most likely you won't get the fish out of the water.  I have caught 150# fish using hvy rods, 12-25 line rating and the rod may bend into a u, but it does not break.

ABUSE breaks rods, not proper handling.

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from natural causes... it's extremely rarely. In over 25 years of bass fishing I have had one (for sure, but possibly two) defective blank snap. In fact, I've only seen a couple defective blanks ever.

Breakage resulting from previous dings, nicks, damage, and other things like rod locker doors, weights, lure smacks, etc.... happens to some guys with regularity.

There is an interesting relationship between how a person treats his gear and how "unlucky" he is with accidents and defects. ::)

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I can say never with a fish. I have only broke one rod in my 30 years fishing. That was because my daughter had lain it down on the back deck, and guess what? I stepped on it. :)

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I had two rods break on the cast, the second being a replacement for the first.  They were 6' M/F casting rods, and broke throwing a 1/2 oz. spinnerbait.  They were defective.  Third time around was a charm - still have the rod to this day.

I've snapped tips doing stupid things, and even broke a guide.  Other than that, its all good.

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Uhhhhh, lemme see, I 've been fishing for more than 3 decades, in those 3+ decades I 've broken 3 rods, 1 was clearly a manufacturer 's defect ( the rod literally exploded ), 2 was my fault and I haven 't broken a rod in more than 20 years, so mathematically speaking I break a rod every 10 years.

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None yet.  But as stated with misuse and careless handling they can be damaged and will break.

Later, :)

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So far it's one a year... :-/

All them my fault.Mostly broken tips. Still usable,only like 1" only gets broken off.Pretty easy to just replace a tip.

First time-pulled against a snag with rod...like an idiot

Second time-hit a tree by the tip trying to set the hook

Third time-I was walking up the hill,trying climbing over a rock and didn't have my rod tip high enough.

Forth time-Swung on on a hookset,miss fish but hit a rock by the tip behind me.

;D I see a pattern here....i do something stupid just about every year.

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I have broken one rod in my short time fishing. I got the lure snagged and instead of opening the bail and releasing a bit more line to try to work the lure loose I used the rod. It snapped and it was all my fault but Cabelas did replace it no questions asked.

Live and learn and never again would I use the rod to free a snagged lure.

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I break one every time I do something STUPID.

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I've broken 2 rods doing things I shouldn't have  ;D

first one I set the hook into a rock and snapped a good 1ft off

the second time I high sticked my rod trying to get the fish into my kayak

thank god for warranties

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only when the car door closes on it or when my friend decides to carry it with the tip down and it scrapes cement. never while fishing.

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I've broken two rods in my life.  Both were near the tip and both were my fault.

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have broken 2...one was rolled up in a car window and the pther was the replacement that snapped first time out during a hookset...IMO the second rod was junk, apparently cherrywood isn't strong  ::)

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1 in 40 years.  Girlfriend in a car door.  It was the first good graphite rod I ever owned, bought it on lay-away, mowed lawns and beat dinosaurs.  Fenwick circa 1977 or so.  Demise, 10 years later.

She immediately told me to hop back in the car and took me to the nearest tackle shop for a suitable replacement.

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I have Broken two, both my fault.

1. Ugly stick in the tailgate of my truck

2. Hooked a turtle with an old fiberglass rod, and tried to reel it in :)

bassmaster6

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Broke one yesterday hahaha

It was a 5'6 UL cherrywood rod, so not very expensive.

I had a knot in my line so i had to pull line out. Had the butt of rod on ground and held rod tip with one hand while i pulled line out with the other. Well it was bending the rod the opposite direction that it bends and SNAP! Bout 6 inches broke with a clean break.

O well lesson be learned

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In all my time fishing i have only broken one rod. I hooked into a 6lb bass in THICK pads and i was so excited i pulled a little too hard! I snapped about 16in off the tip. On the bright side, i still landed her!  ;D

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Three

One when I was young and dumb trying to get unsnagged, snapped right in the middle.

Two last year both on the same day, one while I was casting a Rattle Trap, made a cast and the rod exploded about 2 inches above the handle, right where it had been damaged about 2 years prior from a deck hatch falling on it. The other one broke from the same deck hatch mentioned falling on it.

Never broke one on a fish but apparently I need to fix that deck hatch. >:)

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I've never broken one while fishing.  Lost one in a car door about 5-6 yrs ago.

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Only time I've broken a rod is when I closed the door on it.

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I break one every time I do something STUPID.

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X2  :)

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