I'm thinking of buying an old "cheap" bamboo rod as a refurbish project. My intent is not to hope to build a work of art like some I've seen from the great craftsman on this board , but to just try and end up with a fishable rod. I know picking the right piece will be a big part of the battle. I'm looking at a South Bend , Shakespere or maybe a Wright Mcgill with components to remain very basic.
I know there's a lot of great builders here so I would vaue your opinion. Am I on the right line of thinking or am I just asking for an impossible headache? It would be great to hear from anyone who has taken on a similar project.
Thanks guys.