I've got a 6', 2 piece, 2/3 weight Tiger Eye blank with a reel seat and grip coming from Midwest Custom Fly Rods. I'm planning on using it on some of N/E Washington's smaller brookie streams. My question is; does anyone here use spar varnish with a turkey baster or dip tube on the entire length of the rod when building on graphite? I know it would add weight (not a concern here) and graphite already has a nice finish, but wouldn't it help add strength against any errant bead heads?
Mojo, what say ol' friend? What are your thoughts?