I fish St. Croix now and just bought an avid series 6'6" casting rod. I have used the thing 1 time and shut my live well lid on it. I broke the tip off (@2"). The rod does have a lifetime warranty, but will it cover my stupidity? I sent an email in but the reply was not very informative. I am guessing the warranty does not but I thought I would see if anyone else has dealt with this problem before.