Yes, and I'm very embarassed to mention why !
As for Queston #2
If you're using a 4 pc. rod .fold down one of the rear seats ,wind the line onto the rod leaving the fly at the tip of the rod.Break down the rod into 2 .Fold the tip of the rod down next to the butt .Throw into the trunk of the car and lawfully
speed to the next pool ! This setup is garanteed to Mach 0.24
Use low tack electrician's tape.