So it looks like I'll be joining the challenge. I'm wrapping up (literally , wrapping the guides) my first bamboo build and already planning the next. Going to use the top two sections of an old ebay rod. I'd like to do a one piece cork grip/down locking reel seat. Where's a good place to get cork rings?
What length is your 359. They came in 8 1/2' & 9'. There is a considerable difference between the two but both are good. Most people prefer the 8 1/2'. I had a 9'. It was heavy, slow and powerful.