rhymes don't it? I wondered if any of you collectors have run across the thread wrapping style this on I found has? it is decoratively wrapped all the way up the rod...Upon cleaning it up I noticed it and managed not to disturb it... My research found it was from a hardware store catalog from 1919ish. I want to fashion a tube for it and restore the notched fabric covered cylinder it nests in... I have a source for timber bamboo that i am going to make the rod tube out of...Should be fun.Oh and would like to find a snake guide...old one to replace one missing one. Thanks!