It may take soem time, but watch yard sales and such you may luck out and find one cheap. It is a long shot though. If your close enough take it back to bass pro and holler enough, they may just fix ya up. Some times companies are friendlier in person then over the phone. Sorry to hear about the rod.
If your looking for a rod in the price range of the white river, check out cabelas they make several fly rods that are actually pretty good and they seem to back theirs better. I had a 3 piece 3weight a few years back, the tip got broke in a trunk of a car and I called to see if they would replace the rod, belive it or not, the lady had one shipped to me while I was on the phone and told me to mail the broke on back when I got a chance.
My wifes first fly rod is a cabelas LST and she loves it, I even "borrow" it once in awhile lol its a 8.6' 6wt and its a fast little rod.
What part of AR ya from?
If your close enough you ought to fish the Little Red, just down the road from us, I caught a 16 lb bow last Oct and we have caught several browns in the 5-12 lb range thhis fall-winter. Ya know teh world record brown came from the Little Red.
If you ever make it out this way let me know and I'll show you the river.
Yes I guide here BUT on the lake not the river so dont worry about that