I just remembered, literally 20 minutes ago, about an old bamboo fly rod that my dad had in the attic. It is the G.D. wierdest thing I have ever seen. The handle is one piece, and it has a hole for the rest of the rod, on each side; that way, you can use it as a gear rod, or a fly rod. Then, the actual rod portion has a total of six pieces. (3 gear rod pieces, and 3 fly rod pieces) But, you can only together two at a time, because two of the 3 rod pieces for each type of rod are tip sections. I'm assuming that is because the old bamboo rods break easily? I don't know, but was wondering if the rod could be fished safely, without breaking it? Or if I should not even attempt to because it is such a unique rod?