A rebuild project for my brother. His father-in-law built this from a kit 40+ years ago. A 7′ 5wt fiberglass rod with an aluminium reel seat & a sliding band handle. The rod was definitely in need of some serious TLC and a generous make over.
And the finished rod. Fish Hawk dark blue(668) thread wraps with Fish Hawk old gold(340) trim bands. Finished with about 10 coats of Rod Dancer rod varnish. My brother, who I’m doing this for, is a Mason so I added a Masonic emblem decal along with his name and the rod specs. Also added the rod specs to the butt end of the tip section since I had an extra copy. These were all printed on blank water slide labels with a laser printer, sealed with 3 coats of varnish. Handle sealed with U-40 Cork Seal.