The wifey just bought me a Stella 8000PG and a Shimano T-Curve Deep Jig 400 as a Bday present. Yup I was shocked! The T-Curve is a 2 piece butt joint. Uses carbon fiber bindings (is this kinda like the thread they used to bind the guides?). I'm wondering if anyone has used this rod before. Did some research on the internet, and found out that Nomad uses the T-Curve on their charters. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks in advance.