Re: Bamboo rod reel
Even the Ancient Fish Gods fear the 1494. Find one that's scratched and most often "Aluminum Black" will take care of that.
Be sure to take the reel apart and something like Lock-tight (sp) when you put it back together...
Than, too, check out the accessories for the 1494 P-One Foot after market products ... They turned my 1494s into quality fly reels.