I have a couple of old bamboo rods that are in need of repair and/or reconditioned. One is a cheaper Shakespere model but I have used it in the past but the other is very old and I would like to recondition it without having the value go down. Each section of rod is held on the exterior of a metal/cloth rod tube that has grooves to hold the sections. I have built several graphite rods and repaired others but these bamboo seem like a different breed. Any ideas, suggestions, or tips would be appreciated.