Re: Worth while to salvage on old, decent blank as a first project?
You want regular size A nylon thread and your "generic graphite rod" (IM6) will probably use a tip-top of around a size 4.5 or 5.
The high-build finish is fine. There's nothing fancy about it.
I have both a Fenwick and a Pflueger rod of that age. Big difference in quality.
I payed $22 for that Pflueger and $150 for the (top of the line/closeout) Fenwick.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart