William-Always over 60 lbs. Some of them break when latching them. Is there a specific brand you are buying?what size are you using I haven't had any problems with what I have been buying from bass pro but I won't use anything less than 65 lbs.
I have had it happen brand new out of the packages, but haven't taken notice up to this point. Hoping to get some suggestions on the best quality for the money spent. May take Charlie's suggestion and go to Bill Fisher #75 for light tackle.Coastlock is the style. They will sometimes break just above the bend when they get old. The metal gets strained by the bend when they are in closed position and weakens over time (random personal theory, no idea if actually the case). Replace them occasionally and fish on. I have not had it happen often enough to investigate if it is brand related, but probably seen it 10-15 times.