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jkratty 06-15-2009 09:11 AM

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.

Thanks!

Frank Whiton 06-17-2009 10:50 AM

Re: Vintage bamboo rod restoration?
 
Hi jkratty,

I see you didn't get any help from our rod guys. Here is a link that you can ask your question. They will know about your area or someone will help you. For small rods like your friends, the bands are common place. You may want to re-think changing them.

Frank

jkratty 06-18-2009 09:49 AM

Re: Vintage bamboo rod restoration?
 
Frank,
Thanks for the guidance!
Jason

Guest1 08-14-2009 12:00 AM

Re: Vintage bamboo rod restoration?
 
Some old rods are worth more if you don't restore them than if you do. Make sure of what you have there before doing anything to it.

ksigtuck 08-23-2009 09:47 PM

Re: Vintage bamboo rod restoration?
 
Jkratty,
I can put you in touch with a fellow here in VA that can probably fix you up if you can't find anyone local. Shoot me a message on here and I can give you the info.
Tuck

randyflycaster 08-24-2009 08:57 AM

Re: Vintage bamboo rod restoration?
 
You can get some help here:

http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/

Randy


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