I started on that same rod replacement program you mentioned too...ambitious process, huh? I got that first Mojo (with a new 153HSTA Super Tuned Daiwa Advantage to go along with it)...sweet deal from Marty at LBF...then, a week later, I went to Gander Mtn. and started playing with one of their GSX Titanium rods...it's even lighter...more sensitive feeling, the cork is the best and smoothest that I've ever seen, and it has one more guide than the Mojo on a 7' MH Rod... the kicker was when the salesman told me it has a five year "no hassle" in store replacement guarantee...no Bill Dance stuff, but if you break it fishing, they will replace it...if the guides go bad...same deal...thats the equivalent of a new rod for the next five years...for $99.00; same price as the Mojo. I now have both. If you get a chance check them out and let me know what you think.