I think I would go for it. The H-I's are considered production rods and they are really out there in great numbers. You hit the nail on the head with the years and in all probability, it has some really good boo in it. Problem is, there arent enough guides on her to let the rod do the work and to evenly distribute the load when you have a fish on. I have taken quite a few of these old H-I's and made some pretty decent, but heavy, fishing rods out of them. Now if that was a Heddon or a Granger or better, we may be talking a different route to follow...

Have fun, it will be a very rewarding experience for you. Anything that anyone can do to help, just ask, this board is full of great folks with great advice. May be som e differences of opinion, but I guess that is why the good Lord made apples and oranges!!!


[This message has been edited by dleo6446 (edited 08 March 2006).]