Although modern-day fishing rods are made for harsh conditions and intense use, they’re not unbreakable.
All fishers have their own theories & explanations about why their fishing rods break when fighting fish.
“It was a manufacturing defect.” “The immense stress from the fish caused the pole to snap.” “These inexpensive rods couldn’t withstand hours of salt water exposure so they deteriorated in quality pretty quickly.”
Speculating is fun and normal for someone who has just broken his/her favorite fishing rod.
But, speculations won’t help you prevent the next “accident” that snaps your rod blank into two pieces.
Did you know manufacturing defects show up almost instantly on newly purchased fishing rods?
A fishing rod with manufacturing defects won’t be able to cast or fight fish for more than a few rounds.
But, if your old, reliable rod that has served you for years abruptly breaks, it’s probably not a manufacturing defect.
Blaming the fishing rod industry in this scenario won’t help.
What will help though is learning how fishing rods are made.
Once we understand the materials used to manufacture these rods, we’ll better understand what causes them to break.