While fishing late Friday afternoon / early evening this rod snapped when the fly struck a submerged boulder while I was sweeping the line up to set up another cast.
I continued fishing using the 9.5 foot tip section as a single hand rod casting over head with my right while holding the butt and reel in my left. When a fish would grab the fly I doubled the tip against the cork and was able to work the reel to land some nice fish despite the broken rod.
The rod was an LL Bean 13' 8 weight and it is already in the mail back to Freeport Maine. They told me that they would send me a new one
That's good news because it's my medium water rod. I was very happy that this didn't happen to one of those Winstons or my old Hardy Spey.