I have a 7/8 GLX with sock, no tube. A couple seasons ago I snapped about 2.5 inches off the tip. I do still have the 'original' tip. You could probably use it to clean your ears or something. I glued a new tip guide on and have happily fished it ever since. Otherwise, the rod is in good condition. Light wear at the ferrules, very few marks, decent cork. A good chance to bend high quality graphite at a lower price. Thank the crappy economy. $300
I like this rod with a 420 compact skagit, 10-12' tips around 120grs, and medium sized flies. It's a 6/7 in my mind, great for summers, hatchery winters, dollies, etc... Fun on heavy fish. Prefer local transaction, will meet as far south as the stilly.