Hi All,

I have a Sage 389 LL that I really like, but the tip top is not in great shape. I bought it used, and it has been fished a lot, as the previous owner lived in the mountains and obviously liked to fish it a lot too. The top is usable, but the rod would be better with a new top.

I do not want to damage the rod in any way in getting the old top off. What is the best and safest way? Will boiling water be enough to soften the glue enough to get the top off?

Thanks and regards,