This is a number 7 EVH big game rod. The rod had a massive set.
The set was partially corrected by steaming the Hickory blank and then strapping it to a straight metal structure and allowed to bake in the sunshine of Florida for about four weeks!
It finally straightened to about 90% .
The hickory was sanded down to 1000 grit sand paper and then given several coats of shellac and varnish.
It was wrapped in the original thread colors of burgundy and black thread.
The Nickle silver parts were polished.