If it works, it works! The butt section, second and third section of this rod are a Hardy Zephrus (Sintrix 440) SWS 9’#7 however the tip is from a Orvis Helios 2 9’#7. Who knows how this managed to happen but the tip fits, giving this rod a nice all-around action with a slightly softer tip than it otherwise would have had. The rod is in great condition despite the miss-match. No cloth rod bag, no aluminum tube.