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Hi All - A few years back I helped my dad clean out his garage in exchange for a number of hand me down fishing rods. One of them is a bamboo fly rod in not great shape but possibly repairable. It probably belonged to my great grandfather!

The rod is a 9', 3 section, with octagonal shaped blank. Several eyes are missing and there must be something missing for the reel seat. The tip section is slightly bent. I'm attaching a couple pictures and invite any conversation on the province of this rod.
 

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It also seems to be missing the bottom part where your 2nd hand goes;)
Seriously, if it is your grandfather's or part of your family history you have to restore it regardless of how valuable it actually is or what ends up being (hopefully) a reasonable repair cost.
 

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Most defects in a bamboo rod can be repaired. They have to be pretty well wrecked to not be repairable. In my shop, a complete overhaul has been in the $300.00 to $350.00 range on the outside. Depends on what is done to them. Without having the rod in hand, it is impossible to say for sure.
 
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