Thanks for the response. I don’t build rods. I wouldn’t intend fishing with it so I may just clean it up, preserving the decals, rub some tung oil on it and figure out how to hang it. My wife calls my home office my “I love me” room since I retired so I can find a place in there to hang it.Hi Txbart,
Your dad’s rod is a good fishing stick. I’ve redone several 59-9’s. Do you build rods? It’s hard to get exact color matches on the thread wraps if you want to keep it original. If you’re going to wall hang it, maybe leave it as is. Might have to be in a man cave or shop....the wife wouldn’t let me hang one in our living room!