Complaint / review text:
In 2009 I purchased a "Tactical" fishing rod from Midwest Rod and Reel at the Minneapolis Boat Show. I bought this rod because I was told that they were indistructable. The very first time I used the rod was on a fishing trip to Lake Oahe in Pierre SD in June of 2009. Within 10 minutes of fishing I had my first snag and the custom made cherry wood handle snapped in 2 pieces. To my satisfaction, Midwest Rod and Reel replaced the broken handle with a new one. However, the very next fishing trip that winter on my first cast, the rod broke from the handle where they had attached the new handle. I sent it in to get repaired and got a phone call several weeks later. I was told they would discuss warrany but was never called back and I have never received any compensation for this poorly made rod. I had used the rod twice and both times it had broken before I had a chance to cause any damage to the rod. I am very disappointed in the outcome of this very expensive rod.
A "tactical" fishing rod that breaks on the FIRST snag? Give me a break... I use 8 lb test fishing line! (8lb test will snap befor the snoopy rod on any little kid's pole) You're telling me that the line should be cut each time I get a snag. I used the rod twice and it broke both times. It was stored in my rod stoage compartment of my boat both times and never had any damage caused from me to the rod. Nothing out of the ordinary for every $20 Walmart rod i've owned but for some reason, this $200 "Tactical" rod fell apart twice while used during normal fishing. I've had it in my hands a total of 10 minutes. You stood behind your product at the show and you did say that it was "indestuctable". You put a new handle on this rod and in doing so, damaged the blank, causing it to fail the second time. (The first one broke because of bad wood with a knot) Untill this gets resolved I will stand behind the true fact that this company is deceitful and does not stand behind their products.