When curiosity piques...
.... you can get crazy ideas. Putting them into action however, that’s another story. Needless to say I put my crazy idea into action. My Suntech Kurenai HM63R tip broke. Thankfully it was just the #1 section but still a break is a break. But then I though, “what if I just use it without the #1 section? I’m still not going to use line stronger that 2lb test as my leader so it should be fine.” And it did work fine. Casting was fine and felt almost the same. I haven’t experienced a time when I need the extra reach of the #1 section. All in all I still use it and the rod and DIY lillian have held up. I’ll most likely replace it in the near future, but it’s always fun to experiment. Let me know your thoughts or if you would or have done this on your rod.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma