Broken rod. Fix?
Well I broke about 1.5" off the butt section of my 8wt xi2 today. Right where it slides into the second section. Caught a bunch of reds without an issue, then while setting the hook on the biggest of the day it popped:banghead It was a clean break, and the remaining section was too thick to fit into the female side of the second section. When I got home I took some high grit paper and took down about 1.5" and now it fits nicely. Basically took the blue coating off and left the bare graphite. Should I re-coat the graphite with something to seal it, or is the rod garbage? I don't have a warranty on it since I bought it from a friend. Had the rod for 2 years and caught many fish. Also didn't know if I should reinforce and seal the inside of the blank?