Yeah, that's what I'm planning now. The tip top is in the mail - so I'll get that on as soon as it arrives (being on Whidbey it's a pain to get to any fly shops as I have to drive off the island). If the tip changes the dynamics drastically I'll buy the new section. Or put that money towards another rod
Also, Christmas is only a few weeks away, and a new rod would be might nice! Your Redington could be your #2 rod. I think you’ve discovered that if s person fishes much, rod breakage is part of the deal, and it’s nice to have a backup rod to use while a rod is away being repaired.