I broke another graphite rod today. This is the fifth one since last year. I was pulling in a one pound bass and my Berkley Cherrywood seven foot medium spinning rod snapped off a foot from the tip top. This was my favorite rod for fishing in-line spinners and small plugs. Last year my home-built cabelas musky blank rod snapped off when a carp pulled on it. My four piece pack rod became a six piece pack rod when I snagged a carp in the tail. A few years ago I went to Canada with four rods....one was never used before. The tip broke off when I test the curvature. Another broke on the first cast. The tip broke off another after the first day. It left me with one rod for a week of fishing. I'm down to three home-built graphite rods that haven't had tip-tops put on them yet, and two baitcasting rods. I am thinking about just using white fiberglass rods all the time and just buying garage sale graphite rods. I can throw my Cabelas King Kat rods and cheapy Hi-Tech rods out my second story window and just replace a couple guides and they'll be fine. Has anyone else had these problems with graphite? Some of the rods that have failed on me were $100 rods, so I'm not breaking junky rods.