Heather 3 I had the rod for a month when it broke on me. The rod worked well paired up with a 3000 size reel with 20lbs. mono. But it didn't cast as far as it should have. The 4 eyelets on the top half of the rod are too small in my opinion.However, my rod broke when I was changing lures. I had my rod in one hand and the cut line in the other. I gave the line two light tugs, bending the tip a couple inches. And then the top 12 inches of the rod snapped off.