I recently noticed that my Certified Pro x96js has cracking in the finish above wear all of the eyes connect to the rod. I don't think this makes the rod any weaker, but I go out of my way to fish lamiglas' and I kind of expect a little better quality. The rod does show some fishing wear, but it is in very good condition aside from the problem I described above. I know I can send it in with $70 and get a new one in return, but I was hoping I had another cheaper option since it seems like a defect that I am not at fault for. Can anyone help me, I tried to call today but the office is only open mon-fri. Any advice would be much appreciated.