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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:49 pm 
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I know this is a reel forum, but I thought I would ask as you guys have been helpful in the past on many things. I have an old fiberglass Shakespeare fly rod that is sound and fishable, but shows lots of honest wear from use. I would like to have it cosmetically restored to look close to what it may have looked like when it was new. Can anyone out there do this work?
Joe


Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:45 pm 
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You should answer your mail, Joe


Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:54 pm 
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john elder wrote:You should answer your mail, Joe


As far as answering my mail, I will answer it when I see it. The problem is that I live up in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee and I don't get computer or internet reception where I live. I have to drive into town to a local coffee shop that has WiFi. Sometimes I don't get to get on the computer for days at a time. Sorry, but that's the way it is for now until I can afford some kind of satellite WiFi.

Regarding the rod restoration, I have decided to do it myself. It may sound odd, but here's why I have been so inspired. While watching an episode of "The American Pickers," I saw the boys buy an old car that looked like a total piece of junk. They had someone restore it but not completely. They wanted some of the original patina and wear to still be visible. I thought that it might be a good idea to restore the rod the same way; not a complete restoration, but close. I lightly sanded the old finish off and replaced it with tung oil. It looks great. I now have to re-wrap the guides and glue and shape cork rings for the grip (which I have done several times while finishing out fiberglass rod blanks). But, thanks for all of the kind offers and advice.
Joe


Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:38 pm 
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oldsaltnfla wrote:The problem is that I live up in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee and I don't get computer or internet reception where I live. I have to drive into town to a local coffee shop that has WiFi. Sometimes I don't get to get on the computer for days at a time. Sorry, but that's the way it is for now until I can afford some kind of satellite WiFi.
Joe, a lot of days I'm jealous that you can live like this....


Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:30 pm 
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sdlehr wrote:
oldsaltnfla wrote:The problem is that I live up in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee and I don't get computer or internet reception where I live. I have to drive into town to a local coffee shop that has WiFi. Sometimes I don't get to get on the computer for days at a time. Sorry, but that's the way it is for now until I can afford some kind of satellite WiFi.
Joe, a lot of days I'm jealous that you can live like this....



Yeah, I do like it, however it is amazing on how we have become so accustomed to living with technology that we really miss it when it is gone. I am getting used to it, though. Heck, my cell phone doesn't even work where I live.
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:38 pm 
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Joe, good luck with your rod. If you need anything, just ask when you can.

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:01 pm 
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john elder wrote:Joe, good luck with your rod. If you need anything, just ask when you can.

John


Thanks john will do
Joe


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