I just bought a montague flash bamboo fly rod for a reasonable price. The ferrules were a bit loose and cracked so I was wondering how to fix them. ALso, The finish wasn't superb so I was wondering If I could do anything about that.

Also, The rod is a pretty long(9) 3 pc, and heavy. I was thinking about adding a female ferule to an handle and reelseat to connect to the 2 front rod parts to make the rod convertible into a 6 ft bamboo rod. If you can understand me, Have you ever tried this ? Does It work well?

Thank you. Any links will help.