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#12660972 - 03/06/18 01:26 PM Rod etiquette
Mike Keenan Online   content
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So a buddy and I are fishing last week, I’m using his rod because of one of mine broke recently and he has a jig tied on. I get bit, set the hook and his rod shatters... he sees this and wonders WTF? Do I being a buddy offer to pay for the rod exchange under warranty, offer to split it with him or do nothing?

What’s the best advice? It’s not like I intentionally broke the rod or slammed it into the console on purpose. It just shattered on the hook set, sounded like a .22 going off...
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#12660993 - 03/06/18 01:35 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
kellisag Offline
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It probably was no fault of yours that it broke.

The right thing to do it offer to pay for it regardless.

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#12661001 - 03/06/18 01:42 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
I'm The Dude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/07
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Loc: Midland, Texas
I've broke a couple of rods that I didn't own... Always gave them some cash for a replacement.
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#12661003 - 03/06/18 01:43 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
i-Fish Offline
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I’d offer to pay. Just smooths things over immediately. Sux though!
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#12661004 - 03/06/18 01:43 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: kellisag]
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Originally Posted By: kellisag
It probably was no fault of yours that it broke.

The right thing to do it offer to pay for it regardless.


This. And if he is a reasonable guy, he wouldn't accept any money, since he would understand it wasn't your fault.

Now, if you did the silverback gorilla swing hookset, then maybe you did cause it to shatter. But, I doubt it.

Did you catch the fish?
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#12661007 - 03/06/18 01:44 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
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I would offer to replace it. grin

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#12661010 - 03/06/18 01:46 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
Cast Online   content
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You borrowed it. You broke it. You replace it.
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#12661019 - 03/06/18 01:50 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 510
I would scrap the friendship and never talk to them again. Just move on and dont ever tell your next fishing partner about this story.

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#12661026 - 03/06/18 01:53 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
doctorb Offline
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Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 62
Loc: round rock, tx
I wouldn't even have to think about it. I'd order him a brand new one.

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#12661027 - 03/06/18 01:54 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
TwoLakes Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Loc: Texarkana, AR
Gotta replace the rod with equal or better is my opinion.

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#12661032 - 03/06/18 01:55 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
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It all depends on how much dirt you have on him. In all honesty though I would offer but if he is a real good buddy he wouldn't accept because through your normal interactions with one another it will all wash out in the end.

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#12661035 - 03/06/18 01:58 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1705
Loc: Denton
Buy him a new rod!
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#12661036 - 03/06/18 01:58 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
B. Dill Offline
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Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 650
Loc: Houston
You were using his rod because yours broke... and then you broke his. LOL

You gotta replace it. After all, you are the common denominator. roflmao


Edited by B. Dill (03/06/18 01:59 PM)

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#12661037 - 03/06/18 02:00 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
tmd11111 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 737
Loc: San Angelo
If the rod is under warranty do the leg work for him. If not buy him a new one.

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#12661039 - 03/06/18 02:01 PM Re: Rod etiquette [Re: Mike Keenan]
m.sherman Offline
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Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 649
Loc: eagle mountain lake
if you have to ask do not go fishing with anybody

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