I was at an antique store the other day and I came upon an old bamboo rod. It was 55 bucks, but fairly beat up. It was a 3 piece with 2 tips...some of the sections were slightly bent and some of the guides would need new binding. I almost bought it, simply because it was a bamboo rod for cheap. I know no one here can really say without seeing the rod--but I was wondering if anyone thinks it might be something not to pass up. It looked like it could be a fun little rod, with a little love. The only problem would be the slight bend in the tip section. Any suggestions?