This rod came to me with the broken butt section.The rod is Calviello 7'#4 2/2 with bamboo ferrules. It is very light, In my hands is more a two or three weight... Tips are really fine, measured over varnish are 1,45mm just under the tip top. The node spacing is 3X3 on the butt and one of the tips.Tthe second tip has two nodes adjacent to each other. A mistake that can easily happen.. But the rod works as it would with a "normal" node spacing...
The breakage point..
I repaired the rod with adding a new piece by spliceing the sections.. Also made a new butt section from madake bamboo which has similar characterictics, like the bamboo Mr.Calviello used..I didn't bother to make an exact reproduction, the new butt is lighter in color and a tad stiffer than original.. The original grip is huge,..28mm in diameter, the new butt has a smaller grip. 23mm which is more suitable for my friend's(the owner of the rod) small hands.