One thing I learned the hard way is to make sure the temp in your working environment is high enough to keep the epoxy warm. If it is too cold you will have a hard time getting a smooth even finish. I setup a nice workbench in my garage and because it was a little too cool in there I ruined the nicest rod I have ever attempted to build. The reel seat, handle, guide wraps and wrap finish were great but when I tried to run epoxy over the signature and feather inlay IT STUNK! Lumpy and embarrassing. I never had this problem inside where the temp was always around 70 degrees. Now I’m stuck with a rod that could have been outstanding but now I think is too ugly to be seen with. On that note; does anyone know of a way to fix a screw up like this? I am afraid to try anything because I don't want to mess it up to the point where it is unusable.