Purchased this vintage rod looking for value, collector status and would like to find extra tip or have one made. In my internet searches these were made from1939 - 1952. This one has the rectangular decals which were made post WWII. The rod is 7 1/2', 5/6 wt, 2-0, with original rod bag. Some feel that this rod the best South Bend made. Any opinion or information would be greatly appreciated. The rod is in very good condiition. If you care to email [email protected].