Broke my rod to day trying to clear a snag. Reached above the handle to get more leverage and it broke in my hand. Stupid, I know better! Its a graphite blank that broke cleanly about 14" above the handle. Whats the best material to use for a dowel? I read to go buy a crappy rod from Goodwill and chop it up or to use a wooden dowel hand tapered. What do you think? Is it a must to thread wrap the repair area? Thanks in advance, Dan.