A buddy of mine has a South Bend #47 9' 3 pc. with an extra tip. He wants 40 bucks for it. Half of the guide and one male ferrel needs to be repaired. So I need some help if it is worth it. I loved the bamboo rod my buddy let me use one time and have been thinking HARD about taking my fly fishing to the next level. I have built 5 rods and maybe I can do this myself? I need all the help I can get. Later.