My buddies thought I was crazy everytime I would find a broken fishing pole, while out n about, and I would save it. They became mt suppliers though after they saw what I use them for. I take the top of a broken pole, if it is still good ie;no cracks, eyes not damaged, etc., and shorten it to about 2 1/2 feet long. I then take a broken butt end and remove old piece that protrudes from the handle/reel seat. I then put the 2 pieces together, shim if nesessary, glue with rubber cement, make sure you line up eyes with reel seat! After cement is set, I seal with a thin coat of fingernail polish. I usaully take 4 or 5 of these poles with me ice fishing, so if I or anyone else breaks a pole they become the cheapest on the spot replacement rod available. Best of all IT HELPS CLEAN UP THE FISHING BANKS DURING THE SUMMER!!!!!!!