Something you cannot control while fishing are accidents. Guides are the most sensitive components on a rod. It can sometimes be enough to knock it in the boat's edge, maybe bump it on the tailgate of the car. To prevent this to the extent possible, we always recommend transporting rods in rod socks. But when accidents do happen, we have chosen to have tip rings in stock. They're easy to change by yourself, if you're still uncertain, then stop by the store and we'll change it for you!