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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Rod tip breakage

    so only naming the Drennans what about the other three ?.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Rod tip breakage

    Quote Originally Posted by edsurf View Post
    so only naming the Drennans what about the other three ?.
    Glad to. A Normark that I banged against a steel bridge, a Shakespeare that I tried to lift a ton boulder off the bottom of the Wye with ( not recommended) and a Harrison that was put away intact but was broken when next used. The rest were Drennans ( all float rods) and all of them failed catastrophically when under no real pressure.

    My Acolyte is still intact...so far anyway though I guess this is tempting fate.

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    Default Re: Rod tip breakage

    As a few of you know a few months ago I had the tip section on my Ultra split and break suddenly about a third of the way down from the tip and this happened as I was threading some 3lb line through it’s rings.

    Because I’d had it over a year Drennan refused to replace it and I had to buy a replacement tip for £60.

    Yes it is possible that it could have been damaged by some unknown reason but I am very doubtful of this.

    Keith
    Happiness is fish shaped (It used to be woman shaped but the wife is getting on a bit now)

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    Default Re: Rod tip breakage

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
    As a few of you know a few months ago I had the tip section on my Ultra split and break suddenly about a third of the way down from the tip and this happened as I was threading some 3lb line through it’s rings.

    Because I’d had it over a year Drennan refused to replace it and I had to buy a replacement tip for £60.

    Yes it is possible that it could have been damaged by some unknown reason but I am very doubtful of this.

    Keith
    Keith, thats a bit of a relief for me actually. I recently bought a 14 Ultra float. Should I be unfortunate enough to have a breakage it wont need a new mortgage!!!

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Rod tip breakage

    Have to say that I have heard all this about rod breakages in top end rods 25 years ago. Nothing much changes.
    When I was working in retail it involved top end fly rods costing many £100s, Loomis, Sage, Hardy, Scott and more, never the anglers fault. But knowing some of the anglers and watching them fish, first hand, it didn't take a genius to work out why the rods broke.

    I'm not saying there are no manufacturing faults, nor some design faults, because there are. But if a rod is going to break under stress it will do so fairly soon, not wait a year after purchase.

    Different action and angles give different stresses, as has been said above, a 5oz roach bouncing with the rod at a bad angle is way different from swinging in a static fish correctly.

    For the record I have abused my acolyte no end swinging fish in. Thinking to myself afterwards " Don't be an idiot, net it". At some point I will break it, but not blame the rod.

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