Got away from everything yesterday thinking I could spend a few hours on the lake before dark. Thought i'd take out my z-axis instead of my normal rod just for fun. Got to beaver lake all ready to go out on the float tube. Overly excited and didnt' really take the time to line up my rod in a safe area. I grabbed it and started to bend the tip as i was lining the rod (which i normally never do) and *CRACK* the tip of my Z-axis snapped. 15" off the top gone. It was still too nice of a day not to hit the water so i went out there with my now 578 z-axis. two hard takes that I lost due to the unusual lack of rod length I called it a day (40 mins) and headed down to Creekside where Charlie took care of the rod for me. Just wanted to vent a bit to people that actually understand how much it sucks to break the tip of my fly rod Telling people who dont fish, and more so dont fly fish just really dont get what its like to break a fly rod...my baby.... IT SUCKS! especially when it's my Z-Axis Anyways, Thanks for listening haha have a good day wasn't sure if venting about a broken rod counts as fishing or NFR.