Alas, my shorty had an awesome day in the hands of my nephew on a feeder creek to the Yak until he caught his fly on a log on the far bank. I thought I'd show him how to throw a loop at the snag to dislodge the fly, took the shorty and made a quick, firm flick of my wrist....the top of the rod from 1/4" above the ferrule went sailing toward the log. Clean break right above the ferrule. I might try to cut it and reset the ferrule but the rod may have gone out in a blaze of fall dry fly action glory. It was fun while it lasted.