Mithran rod is one of the most durable rods in the game (outside of Lu Shang and Ebisu), it is certainly not easy to break. I am under the impression that breaking rods are easier in the past before they changed fishing to stop people fish botting... But Chinese saying "There is always a mountain taller." People who bot fishing find new ways to get around that.
If you need a skull, I can come help.
Amanada (Cerberus-Retired) (aka MaiNoKen/Steven)
-- Thank you for the fun times in Vana'diel
Art for the sake of art itself is an idle sentence.
Art for the sake of truth, for the sake of what is
beautiful and good — that is the creed I seek.
- George Sand
A designer knows he has achieved perfection,
not when there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry