I just finished my first rod (GL2 7'6" Medium Heavy plugging rod) a couple of weeks ago. I liked it so much I bought myself a 2 peice 7' heavy plugging travel blank for my second rod. Like an idiot, I did not wrap the female end of the rod before I rolled it to figure out where the spine was(?????), and wound up with a crack in the fiberglass, which is about an inch long where the female and male ferrrules meet(on the female side). I wrapped the female end with the crack in it, from the base up about 1 1/2 inches, covering the whole crack. Before I epoxy the rod, is it even worth keeping? I don't want to have a big fish on and have the rod break on me. I am pretty sure I know the answer, but just wanted some feedback before I trash the rod. Can I still use a rod that has a crack in it(even though I will it will not be visable under the wrap)? Thanks in advance!!!