I was fishing on the centrepin in the middle of the river turned round to get some more hemp to put in my bait apron. PING! - Thought the line had snapped - a fish musyt have taken the bait the second i turned round and i think the line mighyt have caught round the top eye as there was a bit of an upstream wind.
There was hardly force exerted and it was not a big fish.
Im not blaming the rod - i dobnt know if the line was arond the tip - but ive had the line caught round the tip with dozens of rods over the last 30 years or so and never had one break.(execpt when i have been lining one up with a hangover and got a bit carried away!)
The force exerted, as i said was very small - certainly not enough to break any other rod i own.
A mate of mine did say that the Normarks are very fragile i=on the tip and he seems to have been proven right - much to my dismay.
gee a 300 quid rod breaks so easily sounds as though there was a fault in the build to begin with. Surely a little line twisting the top shouldn't cause that damage. But then I'm used to using 3lb TC rods and my float rod is something I just look at!