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#3154067 - 02/06/13 04:46 PM End of an era
moondawg
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Went out this afternoon to go fishing. I got to the lake, and pulled out my 2 piece lightweight Berkley Lightning fishing rod that I kept stashed under the back seat. Only problem is, my 2 piece rod is now a 3 piece rod! It broke towards the top. This was my go-to rod for bream, crappie, trout and bass. If I went fishing, whether in TN or AR, it went with me. It's seen plenty of fish in it lifetime. Best of all, I only spent $1 for it at a yard sale!

As my dad would say, now I have to to Bass Pro and get a new one. \:D
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#3154425 - 02/06/13 08:46 PM Re: End of an era [Re: moondawg]
BackwoodsBoy
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I have a cheap shakespear UL reel that I cant bring my self to get rid of, Ive broken two rods on it, but I feel that the reel is good luck so I keep it, all scratched up and ugly haha...that reel has caught evrything from trout, bass to catfish and gar.
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#3154444 - 02/06/13 09:06 PM Re: End of an era [Re: BackwoodsBoy]
AllOutdoors
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Yep it stinks to lose a go to rod. If it broke toward the tip, can you fix it? Glue on an eye? I realize it may be shorter but a tip should be cheaper than a new rod.....plus you get to keep ole' trusty!
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#3154507 - 02/06/13 10:13 PM Re: End of an era [Re: AllOutdoors]
moondawg
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 Originally Posted By: AllOutdoors
Yep it stinks to lose a go to rod. If it broke toward the tip, can you fix it? Glue on an eye? I realize it may be shorter but a tip should be cheaper than a new rod.....plus you get to keep ole' trusty!


Never thought about that. I might try fixing it, maybe putting an eye on. Thanks for the idea!
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#3154533 - 02/06/13 10:43 PM Re: End of an era [Re: moondawg]
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No problem. I just hope it works out for you!
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#3154548 - 02/06/13 11:39 PM Re: End of an era [Re: AllOutdoors]
Hangnail
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They say duct tape will fix anything...
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#3154549 - 02/06/13 11:50 PM Re: End of an era [Re: Hangnail]
catman529
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that sucks. I have an ugly stik that was given to me several years ago and it's my #1 go to rod for any fish from 4" shiners up to 30 pound carp. Right now I have an old shimano that Bowriter sent a year or two ago and have it spooled with 6 lb stren. I have other rods I use, especially for bait fishing (catfish and carp) and for bigger lures as well. but that one smaller ugly stik is my favorite and I hope it doesn't break anytime soon. Probably won't, it's an Ugly Stik...
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#3154794 - 02/07/13 09:22 AM Re: End of an era [Re: catman529]
CountryBoy053
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Definatly some bad luck. Broke rods are never fun. But that may be fixed with just a new eye
Ive had 2 ugly sticks break on me to date.
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#3155190 - 02/07/13 03:40 PM Re: End of an era [Re: CountryBoy053]
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yep,that sucks,broke one on the boat tie down once,now the tie downs are gone
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#3155575 - 02/07/13 08:43 PM Re: End of an era [Re: Football Hunter]
AllOutdoors
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Well did you get a new tip for ole trusty?
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