I am long for WFF but new on the Bamboo site. I ran into Steve at Pass Lake and he carried some beautiful vintage bamboo rods which he had refinished and was fishing. After that meeting I caught the "bamboo bug" and started researching vintage rods and ended up buying a Phillipson Paragon 8-1/2 5oz on Ebay as a project. It needs new finish and is not only missing its second tip but the one tip it has is 4" short. I plan to refinish the three pieces including new seat, new cork and new guides. The Ebay price was relatively cheap because of the condition of the rod and I figured I essentially got a great blank that would be fast and fun and a great project. But now I'm wondering if I should try to find a second tip which is full length ("34") to match. Any advice how that could be found? I saw an offer on Rick's Rods for replacement tips that would be a good match for Phillipsons but they are 36-39" and would also add a real increase to my total costs. What would you do? Anyone have a spare 34" tip from an old Phillipson or Granger (I know, that's a funny one). Thanks.