Broken Rod Tales

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  1. Kim McDonald

    Kim McDonald member

    Jan 24, 2003
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    Brand new Orvis rod. Fishing trip to the St. Joe's to break it in. Cruising the road, could swear I saw a gorgeous seam just before the right hand turn onto the bridge to the dirt road and the upper St. Joe. Pulled over, pulled on waders and boots with cleats, started down the rock filled hill and of course fell. Slide about ten feet. Rod tip broke. Adding insult to injury, fish jumped right in front of me.

    Broken a few rods since then, but this one hurt...rod, butt, ego.

    Of course, there was the cliche break, friend backing my car over my rod...but that is another story.

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