Recently, I purchased a bamboo rod at a garage sale for 3$. I could barely make out a NFT decal on the butt section. The blank was in good shape but all the finish had worn off the threads and the ferrules were loose so I decided to make a project out of it and fix it up. There was some sort of dark brown coating covering the blank which I sanded off. I re-set the ferrules with epoxy and re-wrapped it with new guides using silk thread. So far, I'm into it for about 20$. Now I'm up against a road block. I want to try and dip the rod in a sealer of some sort. My plan was to get a section of PVC and cap, then get a hold of a proper sealer, mask off the guides and ferrules, then dip the rod a few times to seal the blank and wraps. Any suggestions on a good sealer product? My research on NFT rods suggests that this rod is not a high quality rod, mainly a GI souvenir, made out of inferior cane. So far, the condition of the rod and the components is consistent with this. There's probably better things to do with my life. Still, I have some time on my hands, and I think it would be a fun rod to fish with so I'm gonna go ahead and use it as practice. Anyone have any more info about these rods for curiosity sake?