hey guys yesterday, I HAD THE BIGGEST FISH ON MY LINE EVER! no lie. if i could scan pictures i would show you what happened. what happend was i went to a local pond hazle lake, and caught small shad. i cut out a 1 square inch shad put it on my treble hook and threw out. now this spot holds flatties. i caught a 3 and an 8 pounder from that spot in swan slu. now i catch LOTS of channel catfish their. and i saw small taps on my pole about 4 to 5 inches moving on the tip. then i set the hook. knowing it was probably a 4 pound channel. WRONG! man he almost ripped the pole outta my hand. but i kept reeling in with about 30 pound monofiliament line on a 6' 6" quantum rod with a baitcasting open mouth reel. so i got three cranks in it then SNAP! my rod broke right in half. this rod is medium action. perfect for fish less than 30 or so pounds. and its not FLEXIBLE or STIFF its moderate flexible. good for catfishing. so i got in another 6 cranks and saw one BIG splash. making waves. bout this time, ppl in their yards came down to see the ruckus. ppl in boats passing by stopped to watch. they said it was either a big flattie or a BIG CHANNELCAT! so anyways. i get those cranks in and then SNAP again, the stiffer part of my rod was broke off. now i got a pole in three pieces and then SNAP! my line snaps from the sharp edges of the snapped pole. and i sat their with three pieces in my hand. a broken heart and disappointed ppl that made me feel embarrased! well im not over that YET!:lol: :lol: but ok guys i need some advice now!