Bamboo restore - refurbish
A friend gave me two old fly rods awhile ago. Today, I dug them out and got to work on them. One is a Horrocks and Ibbotson Featherlight and the other is a Kingfisher Fly Rod both 8 1/2' long. Both will be stripped and rebuilt as "user" fly rods.... The good news is all the bamboo seems to be in fairly good shape. I am starting with the H and I.
|Pictured here is the H and I, but both grips have been heavily varnished by the original owner and were very dried out, soft and punky, they crumbled when I tried to clean them.|
|Cork and reel seat sections removed...|