Correct rod assembly

  1. Insert the tip of the butt section into the butt of the tip section with the guides offset by 90 degrees as shown in the image.

  1. Align the guides by firmly twisting the butt until the sections are tight.

  1. Check tightness by attempting to pull the sections straight apart without twisting. If the connection holds, they're tight enough.

To disassemble, simply reverse by twisting apart.

Never use the guides for leverage when assembling or disassembling your rod.