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Yes, I think the pole was weaken from the fight with the leopard shark, and then I lift the 22 striper out of the water and that what broke it. Learn my lesson, don’t lift fish with your rod  out of the water. 

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On 10/27/2020 at 7:51 PM, 247fishing said:

So this just happen, 40plus inch leopard shark, then a 20 inch striper and my okuma medium light snapped in two. Lmao 



did it snapped when you landed the leopard or the striper?

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If you need to lift a fish over an obstacle, do not 'help' the rod by grabbing the blank above any part of the upper grip.  It will concentrate the load on the rod the the tip section resulting in a rod failure.  


How do I know this..... Lesson learned... working a carp with 4l b  line and UL St Croix 5' ft spinner. I wanted to reposition my right hand on the reel to my usual  stem position between ring and middle fingers, so I grabbed the blank to make this happen, when POP.  

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