I do science.. on fish..
OK, so I'm going to get into rod building this winter. I have an old bamboo rod, a Horrocks-Ibotson Governor, that I got from my godfather. Anyway it's in pretty bad shape since I loaned it to a few people and has been temporarily retired as a wall piece. I know it's not even that great of a rod, but as my flagship project I want to completely strip the rod down to the blank and rebuild it with better quality, more modern components. What do you guys think, too much work? How could I strip the original varnish off the rod? Thanks.