Vintage bamboo rod restoration?
A friend of mine inherited a well-used Montague "Deerfield" 6' bamboo rod. The rod seems serviceable, but the grip and reel seat need help. The cork needs replacing and the reel seat consists of nothing more than two metal bands to secure the reel to the rod.
He would like the cork replaced and something upgraded with the reel seat. Can anyone recommend someone to do this restoration? He's in the Washington, DC area but could ship it if necessary.