I have two questions for ya'll. 1. I broke 3" off the tip of a Skeet Reese micro honeycomb rod on a fish yesterday. Do any of you know if bass pro, etc does exchanges on them? I checked their warranty online and they require that you have the original receipt which of course I don't have. 2. I am looking for a reel (and if necessary a paired rod with it) that I can get some distance out of throwing carolina rigs. I am currently using BPS pro qualifier and BPS Johnny Morris signature reels on St Croix rage rods and I can't get any distance out of them at all it seems. The crazy thing is I set my reels extremely loose with no magnetic cast control on at all (set at 0). You would think I could get some distance. Any suggestions?