The 7 piece rods are time consuming only because there's
so much extra wrapping at the ferrules, plus alignment wraps,
plus the dots etc. In the end though, it all pays off. Incidentally
I spine the sections seperately, then the rod as a whole,
and THEN remarked it. To get things lined up, I built the
rod intact, checked the guides AND section alignments and
only then marked the alignment dots. It's a process that should
hopefully make this rod real easy to set up correctly when
it's time to fish!
As much as I'd like to do more decorative wraps on a rod
like this, the short butt section pretty much dictates keeping
things to a minimum!