I am incredibly impressed with the willingness to help that I received from rod component suppliers. I wanted to make a simple repair to a 50 year old fiberglass rod that has served me faithfully. One company even called me after I had placed an order stating that they didn't think the item would be a good fix! I have what I need now for less that $8 including postage. Having fished with this rod (and others as well) I am very pleased to be back in business with this old "partner". Kudos to the companies with whom I talked! I found them through FAOL. Rever