this morning while wade fishing in the laguna madre i caught two large redfish and broke two rods. in both cases the male ferrule snapped inside the female while casting. i have never had this happen before and my theory is that when the rod got soaked (since i don't have much of a right hand it is easier to float the rod in the bay than try and hold it while unhooking the fish) the ferrules became moisturized enough to slip and subsequently break. however, this did not happen immediately after the soaking so maybe my theory is incorrect. does anyone else have a better idea? would taping the ferrules have helped? i've been fishing this way for the better part of two years and never had a problem even without taping. if i am going to start taping i will i guess have to adopt a whole new rod transport system. any ideas would be appreciated.