We hope that everybody had as much fun fishing these "special" rods as we did. We were able to catch a mess of bass and more than a few trout with ours, and while they were a bit top heavy, they definitely did the trick. Just goes to show that while a rod is tool that you cant fish Tenkara style without, the things that really catches fish are technique, knowledge, and field craft.
Next year, well do another round of "BREAK THIS ROD!", and we'll start it in the Spring so people have all summer to go wild with it. Maybe we'll go with smaller, lighter rods and maybe we'll find some 20 ft monsters, or maybe both!