That's the first white e-glass tuna stick I've ever heard of snapping. Congratulations. Your now officially a member of the rod snapping club.
I never have been to Nobel Bordeaux. But I have some buddies that have gone three times in the last two weeks. It's been on fire. By midnight they have a boat limit of YF's iced down. I understand that about 15% of them are 100 to 115 lbs. They haven't even bothered to send out chunks. All on swimbaits, pencil poppers and big poppers. Blackfins are too thick to jig for YF's. Waste of time jigging. Can't lower your jig past the BF's. Bordeaux is sitting in 8000' of water. I'm hoping to be at Broudreaux Sunday night. They are having transmission problems with one of the engines. Should be fixed today. Marlin bite is very good around sunset also. If you like sharks, they told me there are a lot of big mako's lurking around.
The Duo split ring plier is awesome. It's really for the larger size rings. I would say size 9 on up. I use another pair for the smaller rings. The duo is very well built. Anodized aluminum and stainless construction. It has a little groove on the tip to help grasp the round part on the split ring. I'll see if I can get a close up.
The Duel is very nice also. I need to buy a pair. I have a Knock-Off pair that I shattered when using them to crimp on some mono sleeves. You get what you pay for.