The ferrule fits are good and the rod is straight. We have a lot of rods pass through our hands and are fortunate to be able to put them together and feel the action, and this is one that makes me think "Hmmmmmm, I would love to fish this!". The wraps are brown but about 1 shade lighter than I am used to seeing. There is a band of orange and dark purple at the keeper and male ferrules only. The keeper is one flat right. The guides are an agate stripper and heat-treated American twist high carbon steel snakes. The varnish is good with no chips or hook digs. The western-style grip is 6" long and composed of 3/8" corks and has been cleaned with minor ridging as the result. The reel seat is an up lock screw-lock with a varnished Spanish cedar spacer.
All in all a very nicely refinished Kylebooker in a highly desirable size . Place this rod in your home museum or take it fishing, either way it is a real piece of history.