I've been working to re-finish two of my old rods. I don't like straight-type grips at all, and like off-set bent grips much better. I decided to remove original aluminum handles from these two old Phillipson rods, and did it a couple of weeks ago.
Today I attached guides on the blanks, wrapped threads, and just finished the first vanish on them. One is wrapped with olive thread with white spiral trims, and the other is with black thread with gold tapes. These two rods are exchangeable with each other, and I'm looking forward to using them for fishing soon.