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Old 03-30-2013, 04:37 PM
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Default Worth while to salvage on old, decent blank as a first project?

Have been wondering about this for a while. Can’t find much on the idea, here or elsewhere.

Have an old IM6 graphite #5. Guides are spiraling around the rod, and the uplocking reel seat is shifting under the cork. Reel seat, in general, is kind of sketchy too.

Stripping the rod down to just the rod, replacing the reel seat and cork and re-wrapping the guides…. Is it worth the time and effort to see if I want to pursue this further without actually spending much? Goal would be a usable, solid rod.

Skill level: been tying flies for more years than I am willing to admit, forged blades in 900 AD tech (with modern steel) and made the handles the same way. Can modify my wiper motor driver fly dryer to turn the rod.

Viable project or just a ‘learning experience’?

Thanks much.
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