Whilst fishing with a friend not very long ago on the coast of scotland, I was admiring his new Penn Nor'easter. A long solid stick of a rod for fishing the rocky areas, hence the name.Imagine my surprise when he tried to pull his sinker free from its grapples and the top 2 foot of the rod snapped cleanly off. We both stood for a few seconds unable to believe our eyes,watching the tip of his rod sink into the murky depths. Has anyone else had similar problems with penn rods or is this just a one off. Would like some feedback as i am concidering buying a penn rod myself but now i am thinking twice.