No fault of the rod, just a bone head move on my part.
When I returned home, I placed an order for a new tip section. Two days later I was holding the new tip section in my hands. Repairing one of these rods could not be easier. Simply unscrew the cap on the base of the butt and remove the damaged sections then insert the new replacement section.
Everything is back together and the rod is good as new. Note to self...no more attempts to drag 20+" brown trout out of log jams.
Keep up the good work guys!