|The improved Glass rod. New cork grip, new titanium guides(grayish in color for an older look), and new red thread.|
I left the reel seat and old ferrules on to keep a little more vintage look to the rod.
|The old glass rod before being stripped down. Notice the electric tape handle, and the brittle thread wraps.|
Here is a shot of the new 4pcs. 4 wt. in the rod dryer. I wrapped all the guides with a metallic blue tread, so it really pops of the black slate finished blank.