I purchased two Okuma Solaris Surf 12' casting rods a couple years ago. Last year in a mild fit of rage I broke the top half trying to pull free from the 20th snag of the day. I am now glad I at least had the sense to keep the bottom half. I really like the rods and they now sell for aroung $100.00. So I needed to find a top half, and decided to call Okuma to see if they could help me out. I called Okuma and the rep was great and I had the top half ordered in about 60 seconds. I received the top half in 4 or 5 days packed very well in a shipping tube. The best part was the 6' top half cost was $11.00 and the shipping was $13.00. I just thought I would pass on this info. I also need to thank Mark Edwards for Okuma's number.