A guy brought me this glass rod with a medalist reel on it. Said he hadn't fly fished since he was a kid but wanted to get back into it. This rod and reel was his in the early 70's and he had kept it with him through all his moves and such. Asked if I could make it usable again. It was totally unfishable, the rod was missing guides, had a big dent in the winding check. The reel wouldn't turn, the frame and spool were bent and the spool cap was cracked. I rewound new guides and made a new winding check, repolished the reel seat hardware. Straightened the frame and spool to withing a few thousandths, gave it a new coat of enamel, turned the beauty ring and replaced the spool cap. Here are some before and after pics.