Well, That's what's left anyway. Second time the tip has broke just above the ferrule. I got the finished rod from McNeese's in Salem back in the early 80's(?) and they fixed it the first time, 86 maybe. Yellowstone got it the first time(Real Cold), and trying to horse a Smallie off a snag on The Chip last summer was #2. I called Sage and was told theres no way to match the tip(figured that), told me since it was a built from Blank rod there was no warranty(figured that). Said that if I sent it to them, and sent some shipping money, and some more money($100+?) They'd send me a whole new blank(I don't recollect the model). Anyway, all my rod building stuff is long gone, haven't built one in 40 years; so I'm going to pass on that. It ticks me off looking at that really nice butt section with burled maple though. Anybody Got The Tip?? SUGGESTIONS? Make into a Lamp(won't work), flyswatter(NO), walking stick,(nah), shorty pool cue(hmmm). Be nice now!