Even though we don’t spend as much time fishing as most people think, I did break down and buy Karen a new rod and reel this spring. First time out, the rod snapped in half. Karen swears it was a large fish but I know a trophy rock when I see one. Since we had only two rods in the boat, a rod switch was inevitable.
I must admit it is hard to “feel” a fish with a half rod.
In spite of the handicap, nice walleye were the reward for determination.