Accidental Breakage Program

We know accidents happen. If your rod broke as a result of incorrect use or an accident, you can pay a reduced fee to get your rod replaced and back in your hands.

In order to prevent program misuse, we ask that you submit a section of the rod to Two Brothers Innovations by following the steps below.

  1. Using a saw, make a cut against the foregrip and again above the upper trim wrap (the area shown in image below).
  2. Place that portion of the blank in a padded envelope and mail to the address below.
    • If packages arrive requiring postage to be paid by Two Brothers Innovations, it will be returned to the sender and not processed.
  3. If the rod was properly registered, a new rod will be sent once the appropriate replacement fee has been paid.
  4. For your convenience the replacement program fees can be paid online.
  5. The appropriate shipping & handling will be calculated and tax is collected for MN residents. Make sure you include your shipping address, phone number and email address.  PO boxes are not acceptable return addresses.

The location below cannot accept walk in traffic, so please be sure that you follow the above instructions carefully. If you have questions please contact our Customer Service team today.

Two Brothers Innovations
2130 Bardwell Dr. NW
Bemidji, MN  56601

Have questions or need help? Get in touch with our Customer Service team today.

Accidental Breakage Replacement Fees

Use the chart below to calculate your replacement cost. Click the 'Start Process' link in the table for the appropriate brand/model to pay your accidental breakage fee and start the return process.

Elliott Ice Rods $50 $75 Start Process
Elliott Spinning/Baitcasting Rods
(including Performance Bass)
$90 $120 $150 Start Process
Elliott IDENTITY $150 $200 $200 $250 $250 Start Process
Elliott Muskie Rods $125 $155 $185 Start Process
2B ICE Rods $40 $65 Start Process
2B FISHING Genesis Rods $75 $95 $125 Start Process
2B FISHING Ceres Spinning/Baitcast Rods $60 $80 $100 Start Process
2B FISHING Ceres Muskie Rods $80 $100 $120 Start Process

Most Common Reasons for Accidental Rod Breakage

  1. J-Hooking. Placing your hook in the hook keeper while not loosening the drag or allowing the proper amount of slack in the line.  This can pull the rod tip into a very tight compact downward bend straight towards the handle. This is called a “J-Hook Bend”.  A “J-Hook Bend” does not occur while fighting a fish.  If a fish is hoisted out of the water with the rod shaft pointed straight up and the fish hanging straight down, this can also result in a “J-Hook Bend”.
  2. High sticking.  Setting the hook with the rod pointing backward over the shoulder will result in a severe J-Hook Bend in the upper third of the rod.
  3. Over loading the rod.  Creating undue stress on the rod when snagged to a log, rock or weeds and trying to pull the lure or bait free. This can result in unseen stress fractures that may result in the rod breaking later while under load.
  4. Stepping on the rod. This can result in unseen stress fractures in the graphite materials that will result in the rod structurally failing under pressures, even though it has withstood that pressure many times before. This often causes the angler to believe that it broke from a manufactures defect.
  5. Accidentally hitting the rod on the gunnel of the boat or other solid object. This can bruise the rod blank wall and cause stress fractures resulting in breakage when under a load.
  6. Placing a rod in a rod sleeve or rod tube not realizing that the tip is caught or stuck and is being jammed forward under pressure.  This can result in tip breakage. Rod tips are not designed to be jammed.
  7. Breakage that occurs during whip casting a lure heavier than what the rod is rated for and / or stressing the rod with higher pound test line that exceeds the line rating.  Rods are designed to handle maximum lure and line ratings.  If it doesn’t happen right away, it doesn’t mean that it won’t. Exceeding lure and line ratings will cause rod material stresses that can result in rod failure.

Two Brothers Innovations reserves the right to examine and inspect a rod while under warranty to determine the cause of failure.