A friend owns a 176 statos, recently he has had the top 6" of two rods break off while being stored in the center rod storage area. It appears to me that each rod has it's own independent tube to sit in.... so not sure how a rod could break? Does the tube only hold a portion of the rod thus leaving some of it exposed futher up? He said both rods easly fit in, and where not all the way to the end of the available sapce. Any thoughts would appreciated.