Today, I met my buddy Scott to have breakfast and to give him his rebuilt H&I fly rod... He really liked the way the rod came out and is looking forward to giving fly fishing a go.
On the way back home I made the mistake of stopping at an antique co-op to have a look around and found this 1940's Montague Flipline 9 footer, 3/1... The bamboo is in very good condition and the ferrules and reel seat are in perfect shape. It needs lots of work though; a new grip, stripping, refinishing and all new guides and a tip-top. I was so glad to finally finish up the other two old fly rods and now I turn right around 30 minutes later and buy another, crazy.... But for $20, I just could not pass it up.