Thanks Yellowfin,I think i will try that,I caught two trout on it alwas put it away in its tube then the third time i used it the action didnt feel normal and i held the rod put tension on the line and could feel the brake in the middle of the handle,looking at it you cant tell until its under presure.
Cheers for the tip
I have seen fishing rods repaired that most people would think were hopeless cases. It depends on where the break is; and most importantly on the skill and knowledge of the repairman. Often a rod that has lost a few inches off the tip still works quite well. Indeed it was the fashion a few years back to convert jigging rods into boat rods by cutting them down. Never throw away a broken rod, or rod section, as one day you might be able to use it to fix up another rod.
I once got home and realised I had left the tip section of an expensive rod at the mouth of the Waimakariri River. I knew it was a faint hope but I drove all the way back to the river to look for it. To my great joy it was still there even though many people would have walked past it!