Terry - I meant my fish was puny, but I'm psyched about the rod. Didn't mean anything by the quinessence crack.
I came across the name Montague quite often. It's another production rod. Quite durable. I learned that if the rod is sound, it is most likely fishable, and may only need a little rubbing to bring back some of its aesthetics. Might be a kick to bring your 10' bar hopper back to life.... We should have a cane clave in the Spring