I bought some rod tubes at an auction and the one case was marked 4 piece 9 foot 5 wt rod.. I went to assemble the rod and there is a gap. Should I dremel some off to make it fit or should I take some emery cloth over it to make it fit?
Here is a pic of what I am talking about
Just a thought, I see in your pic that the rod is bare at the edges of the ferrule. all the rods I've seen have thread wraps, somewhat decorative, with alignment dots, see the pic in the link. It would be a somewhat simple project to do that, it helps dress the rod up and adds strength to too.