I walked my Terramar into shimono in Irvine and my rod was replaced. What can't be replaced was the only GT I hooked on my trip to Fiji. Lost the fish when the rod broke. My Terez didn't snap in half, 4 of the guide inserts popped out. But that was this past year, after Shimano changed their warranty to only 1 year. I was told that I wasn't covered, and am stuck with a worthless rod. The warranty isn't good after the first year. And who cares about the warranty when you lose a PB fish anyway.Did you send them back to Shimano? If so, what did they have to say? Just trying to find out how good their warranty is. How did you break them?
the rod was in my hands as I was reeling it in. If thr Rod broke at two different times as you suggest, none of the three of us onboard heard it. What we heard was a single snap. It's OBE anyway, they didn't replace the rod so end of story. I go back to my description of 1# of weight and 1# of fish. I spent $150 for a rod that wouldn't handle 1#..Bingo is my guess.
A double break sorta tells a story.
Rods don't just double break for no good reason. 1lb weight comes out of water with rod in holder, boat starts bouncing due to swells, and that one pound weight suddenly equates to more lbs of force per swell bounce and how heavy bounce is........ suddenly one good swell bounce and the upper top section breaks, sending weight down hard and breaking another lower section.
The unknown fisherman