john, brand new Redington 5pc 9wt (second time used). Maybe I'm getting too agressive with how I'm handling the fish when they get close to the boat, only breaking rods when I'm on the boat, never from shore...?!?
juro, I confess I did toss a nice 8" long buffy ( or a close as I can tie a buffy ) that I made up the night b4 in the general direction of those breaking fish. Probably would have been a better bet to try a floating sandeel imitation. New project for this winter, a nice sandeel pattern that will stay high in the water column but handle a tiemco 6/0 hook