the brother in law was over recently, he's an industrial chemist, asked him if titanium rusts, no was the answer but chlorine corrodes it make sure you dry it off if you wash it was the answer, just a thought
Carl that's true with stainless steels as well but you need temperature for the reaction. 140'f + for the stainless steels. Stainless steels and Titanium are fine for normal chloride service such as salt water provided they are not left wet and allowed to heat up, as say drying in the sun, so it is always wise to dry your rod after a session as you state.
Titanium is fine mate, your brother in law is highlighting the fact that we think these steels are totally corrosion proof but they are not and in the right circumstances will corrode faster than carbon steel.]
The eyes on the Tenryu's are awesome. We swim with our red rods and they get fully submerged and dunked in and out for hours at a time often drying inbetween.
Not one guide on any Tenyru I've skished with has shown any corrosion yet. That is 2 full seasons in the water.
The same cannot be said for many rods that have never been swum with.