Thanks All.. I don't have to buy my wife a new rod...
I can still get my new one now..
So the soft scrub, warm water, Dish soap and a little "Mule Team" borax did the trick. I didn't have cascade. I actually cleaned 3 rods.
And my wife liked how clean and soft my hands were after cleaning all the rods..
Thanks again.. Critter
PS... I am still tempted to order the "Wonder Cloth".