Read my Albright A5 post for other details on it.
Any way. I kayaked down the river to a good spot I knew. Got the rod out, pulled the leader out so the fly line would come out of the guides and my top section of my 5-piece rod came out. I thought, dang nice to happen now so it didn't happen when I cast. Only to find out the section didn't pull out, it broke right next to the junction.
Great. Half way down the river and no rod.
So I decided to rig the rod up without the top section. It was a little different feeling but it flung line just fine. I preceded to have about the most-productive day of trout fishing ever, including a nice 18" cutthroat. Caught fish on dries and soft hackles all day long.
When you get lemons....