Hi Captain Neil, sorry for the long delay to your generous assistance. I missed your reply by a few hours. Spent a few weeks down in NewYork with the families, and too busy to shop for the 1361mh blank. I will try MarkFlynn again the next time.
While I was going over your posts, my wife Cathy snapped her flyrod right above the ferrale. I tried the forementioned method, and found failed to apply for my situation.
PS: Cathy also admires your kind generosity toward referring customer to your rivals.