as a sequel to Why and How Fly Rods Break once again Tim Rajeff explains the how and whys of rod failures in a simple yet concise manner. as noted in the video, it is indeed possible to have manufacturing inconsistencies but most if not all manufacturers do stress tests before assembling or shipping out so, yup, they’re almost always angler-induced.
from part 1 “so, why do rods break ? it can be through improper use under load or by banging it with a fly (vulgarly referred to as ‘Clousering’). another reason i suspect and something i rarely hear about, because nobody wants to admit it…
is a lot of anglers damage them when they’re not even fishing or casting. bings and bangs during transport, throwing them down (yes, throwing them down… ), the ever-present beer and it’s consequent mind-numbing and slipping and sliding effects and who knows what else, must account for a lot of “huh ?! WTF happened ?” reactions when they’re using them for real later on. in a sense, they’re recreating a ‘Clousering’ without even having the fun of casting ! “
’nuff words and guilt-trips, let’s sit back and enjoy watching Tim break some rods for us !