Re: Old Bamboo Rods
That reel seat looks like Bakelite and nicklesilver to me. I wouldn't ever replace that if I didn't have too !
In fact if I were to decide that rod was worth nothing more than a tomato stake, I'd salvage the reel seat for another project
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart