Thank you. I thought they might only have a "bar epoxy" varnish to protect them.Most all of them are impregnated, stabilized with some kind of resin.
I might have mentioned that it would be a freshwater rod. Duh! The rods I use in saltwater all have reel seats that are all aluminum, or have a carbon fiber insert. And yes, those rods get thoroughly rinsed after every use.They'll do fine in fresh water. I'd rather not have wood inserts for salt water use, however if you do be sure to rinse your rod down well after use.
Thank you. I can be a bit haphazard about rinsing rods after a freshwater trip - which is stupid since I rinse the reel every time, regardless of the type of water. But dry? I try, but considering the weather we've had this year, if I waited for a rod to dry, dry, dry I'd only get to use it one time until mid-July. Maybe August.Just rinse w/o reel on after fishing any type of water and store dry, dry, dry, dry!
Millions and millions, more likely - but I can get klutzy about dunking the reel seat. After the answers here, I not longer worry that I'll really be able to pooch the reel seat. Not too badly, anyway.There are millions of fly rods using these, you should not have any issues.