Well thanks again for all the input, but it seems that now I have allot more time for research and contemplation.
As is typical of my luck, I have been keeping up with the thread on fly tying rooms. And having a little time on my hands decided I need to clean up my
fly tying / reloading cave. Sooo my wife comes out to visit and being so impressed with the cleanliness and organization says " you need some mini blinds for the windows". She promptly went to town and returned with some.
I start to install the blinds in the window in the corner when it slips out of my hands. I look down and.
MY GOSH DANGED JUST BACK FROM LAMIGLAS FOR HAVING A NEW TIP BUILT ROD, IS IN THE SAME CORNER AND GUESS WHAT!!!!! IT HAS A BROKEN TIP!!!
Ahh I feel better for letting that out, sorry you had to hear it. So it is headed back to the factory in the morning. At least I have a backup.
Thanks again for your help.