Why are the guides failing on these rods? What brand and type are the eyes? All my rods are way old, I wound them myself using Fuji ceramics and have never had a guide fail on me.
Micro eyelets are bad about snapping if you break off a snag. If the line breaks somewhere inside the eyelets, usually at the reel, the line will wrap eyelets on its way out of the guides. It will pull them off the rod.