Re: Rod repair
I suggest that you contact some local fly and general tackle shops and ask about area craftsmen that handle that kind of work.
Here in CT, my fishing partner repairs a half a dozen or so rods every week that he brings home from a large urban tackle shop.
Everything from collectible cane to surf rods.
I'm sure there are a number of such people in your area do the same and the shops most likely know most of them.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart