Writing on a bamboo fly rod.

My writing leaves a lot to be desired but I use a micron pen too, either a 05 or a 10 if memory serves me right. What I do is to place the rod between a couple of books to get my hand above the surface. I also put down a coat of finish down first so if I FU I can buff it off with a touch of steel wool LOL. I'm also left handed so I have a excuse for my poor inscription work.