Ok...so today, I was able to steal away some time and go fishing. It's beautiful weather here...mid 70's today, upper 70's tomorrow. I decided to go to the little "put and take" lake nearby where they stock trout twice a year in January and late March. i figured I'd take my general purpose spinner and my ultralight salmon steelhead rod that's 11'-6". So I drive there...about 30 minutes away. Place is packed...packed! On a Tuesday morning. Now I am self employed...I worked my butt off last week knowing this warming trend was coming so I could have a day or two to enjoy it. There had to be 50 people surrounding this little 18 acre lake...that is probably a light estimate. There are parts of the shoreline that is inaccessible so... I see that as a sad statement about our current economy...if this many people can take a Tuesday to go fishing...prob not a good sign. So anyway...I finally find me a spot...unload and get to the lakeside. I rig up one rod and out she goes...fishing Berkley Power bait dough. Rig up the salmon steelhead rod and cast it out and I notice it felt kinda funny when I cast it. after about 30 mins, I reel in the first rod, check the bait and cast it back out. Then I reel in the salmon steelhead rod, add some dough and cast it back out...no, not really. Rod snapped in half at the ferrule....man I was stomping mad! I contacted Bass pro to see if they can do something with the warranty as it is a Browning Six Rivers rod...haven't heard back. Turns out the rod is now discontinued so the chances of getting a replacement are null and void...I am crossing my fingers and hoping Bass Pro will offer me some store credit or something... I still was out there...but man...it sure could have been a better day!