Okay, I need some suggestions, I am looking for a new pike rod due to my exceptionally manly and strong (rubbish) casting technique I keep snapping rods. I need a 9ft #9, or #8/9. Im using a 9'6 #8 just now which is okay but not ideal. Im thinking the loop pike booster looks sweet, but part of me thinks I should go cheap seen as I can't keep a rod in the right number of sections for more than a year. Any ideas would be most welcome.