In FC1, this badge was added as an official badge a while after original release, and it provided a great new type of challenge and opened up so many new competition and design possibilities for us.
And it'd be even better now with magnets, since rodless now doesn't specifically mean unconnected, like it (usually) did in FC1. This badge was really successful in FC1, and added a lot of fun to the game. The old badge image was a small water rod above a small wood rod, both parallel and not touching or connected at all.
I see no harm in adding a new badge to the game, and this one shouldn't be too
awfully hard to code in. I know the Sparkworkz site and game coding staff are really busy as is with server improvements, LRR updates, etc, but this would be a great game improvement to add to the to-do list.
I've also recommended to Cap that he add the 11 current FC2 badges as 25x25 emotes so we can type :water: or :champ: instead of finding the tinypic url and using the [img] codes. If anyone would like to add to this or the Unconnected Badge idea, please speak up!