Thanks Sofflyfisher. It was a mess when I picked it up and it was a fun project. Thanks to Steve K for inspiring me to launch into the bamboo refinishing world. I've got a long ways to go before I'm good at this but its a great challenge. This is probably goofy, but I always think of John Gierach when I hear about Grangers, so when he came to town just after I finished the rod I took it with me to his book signing and he humored me by signing the rod at my request. Better than an autographed baseball to me.