landed a coho on my xmg sunday. got the fish to the bank went to take the hook out and i heard a pop look up and the top section of my rod is in two pieces. i own 5 lamiglas rods and two xmg's. i have never broke a rod on a fish or anything else. my son took the rod down to lamiglas today as i had to work. im not bashing lamiglas. im just wondering why it takes three weeks just to get a new tip for this rod. this is my primary drift rod. why cant i just upgrade my rod to a si the 9 ft 10 to 12 casting rod. take the rod in return and i pay the difference. i would hope would not be to much. i try and support a local company. but to be honest with you i dont want to wait three weeks for a new tip. either way i will just buy a certified pro X96 MC to use. when i buy a rod i dont buy a backup i never had to and i have several rods which most are lamiglas.