Well after 4 attemps I finally
won a bamboo rod on ebay.
It's a southbend and it's in excellent condition. Nothing missing and everything is solid. its a model 359 8 1/2 ft. 3 piece.
My husband put his old 1951 Perrine automatic reel on it just for a pic of it.
This rod feels so good in my hands. I'm going to take it this weekend and try it. I think I'm going to really like it.