This rod has accounted for countless trout. Care has been taken to not break it, forget it or let it be stolen. Often, the rod amongst others is propped up against a bushy pine tree or shrub in camp. More often than not, it is not put away, but rather left strung and ready for another foray onto the stream or lake. So, the chipmunk or some other toothy critter has the good fortune of a ready access to a salty taste treat…the rod handle.