As CF Burkheimer is located in Washington, USA, we have chosen to make one additional tip for all rods that we are ordering from CF Burkheimer. All CF Burkheimer rods are numbered. In the unlikely event that your rod tip should break, we can therefore supply you with this rod tip immediately, or, if you want to order it at the same time when you order your rod, you will have the extra rod tip instantly available if the unlikely event happens. All new rods will be delivered with rods bags with 5 compartments. In that way you will have a place to store your spare tip securely, if you decide to buy the tip at the same time when you purchase your rod, or at a later time if you want that.