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Broken rods #14098423 08/17/21 06:15 PM
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been watching a lot of fishing lately and have noticed quite a few rods being broken when boat flipping 2-3lbers. Anyone having a problem like this?

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Re: Broken rods [Re: spacejunkie] #14098469 08/17/21 06:52 PM
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A lot has to do with rod angle. You get the tip too vertical any rod can break on a small fish.


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A lot has to do with 2 minute penalty fish landing violation rather than just flopping them on the carpet

Re: Broken rods [Re: spacejunkie] #14098476 08/17/21 06:58 PM
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It's not the arrow, it's the indian. And yes, I have done it. Not a good day when it happens. If you can win the big bucks, it doesn't matter. But for an old working man like me, it hurts. Unless theybsay (Ugly Stick, or East texas grass rake) you probably shouldn't be doing it.


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Re: Broken rods [Re: spacejunkie] #14098479 08/17/21 07:01 PM
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It hurts no matter if you can afford it or not...I broke one of my go to rods and have yet to find a suitable replacement.

Re: Broken rods [Re: spacejunkie] #14098531 08/17/21 07:37 PM
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It seams to me that when I really start to love a rod for a certain presentation... I’ll break it lol especially my spinner bait rods! Lol I guess because I flip the bass in the boat if they are too big.

Re: Broken rods [Re: spacejunkie] #14098594 08/17/21 08:45 PM
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I broke three tips in the same day a couple months ago when I forgot to check where two of them were when I pulled my trolling motor up and dropped it down into place.
Now where I use to have 2 great 7’3” rods, I have 2 new 7’ rods.
The other one was I got hung up on the bottom and trying to pull or yank it free broke the other one. This one broke further down the shaft, that one ended up in the trash can.


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Re: Broken rods [Re: RedRaider3933] #14098656 08/17/21 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RedRaider3933
A lot has to do with rod angle. You get the tip too vertical any rod can break on a small fish.


i dont boat flip much...but yea, id say this. looks cooler when you just lift that tip right up so the fish passes right in front of the gopro.

Re: Broken rods [Re: spacejunkie] #14098832 08/17/21 11:45 PM
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Get you some Falcons. They don’t break like them Dobyns


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Originally Posted by dk2429
Get you some Falcons. They don’t break like them Dobyns

I wish that was true. I have three parts rods already this year. Granted one was used to beat a snake away from my boat. roflmao


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted by dk2429
Get you some Falcons. They don’t break like them Dobyns

I wish that was true. I have three parts rods already this year. Granted one was used to beat a snake away from my boat. roflmao


steezzz you were the reason I bought some falcon rods...


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It instills a ton of confidence in a brand of rods when I see them breaking when they shouldn't! sarcastic


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I only do it with frogs or punching grass. The way to avoid it is to not buy the lightest thinnest rod available. Get a good heavy thick rod with a thicker tip. When fishing these two methods you don’t need overly sensitive but you do need tough. I have a couple of old All Star platinum 7’6” extra heavy action rods for punching and I use a heavy 7’6” graphite glass combination rod for frogs.
Never broke a one of these old rods boat flipping fish up to 6 lbs.
But everyone of the super light fast tip rods I try this with breaks sooner than later.

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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted by dk2429
Get you some Falcons. They don’t break like them Dobyns

I wish that was true. I have three parts rods already this year. Granted one was used to beat a snake away from my boat. roflmao


steezzz you were the reason I bought some falcon rods...

Just don’t stomp on them. You’ll be fine.


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If anyone has broken several rods of multiple brands then chances are the rods are not the problem.

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