Get yourself a Temple Fork. I'm sure you could break one just as easy, but they won't ask questions when they replace it for free. They're Texans, too.
The rod was a Hardy, so we will see how lenient those British guys are with warranties. Luckily, I was having a rod custom made and it just got finished, so I have a good back up in transit while I work out the warranty on the broken one. I'll look into Temple Fork though.