Thanks for your reply, Wade. I mean plastic. The little rods I broke were light in weight, but strong in backbone. I have emailed Eagle Claw the same question I posted here, but they haven't responded yet. Unfortunately, all of the ultralight rods I see are "fairy wands" with not enough backbone to set a worm hook. I'll check out the Vortex - Thanks again.
PB: 10-01 on a Ribbit frog