Thread: Old Bamboo Rods
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:50 AM
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Default Re: Old Bamboo Rods

Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
If the guides are off and the finish doesn't look bad, you can probably just clean up the existing finish with some mineral spirits and get to wrapping.
Measure out were the guides go first as the mineral spirits may erase the "ghosts"
Also be very careful around any markings or stickers that be harmed.
Thanks for the info. As for new guides, for the one I'm thinking of doing a banty, wouldn't I have to place them in different spots than original since I am changing the overall length?

Also, if you have any experience with making a banty from an old rod, would I have to take the ferule off the new butt section in order to put a new cork grip on? Or could I leave it on, and just put a new grip/reel seat over the top? Sorry for the newb questions.

Here are some pics of the rods in question:

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Thanks for the help so far.
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