I have that exact same rod, bought over 20 years ago to use in Buxton for heavier weights, it hangs on the ceiling just like yours, guess I better check the wrapping. The rod worked fine for the price.View attachment 70341
So I have five of these and the guides are literally falling off when I touch them. 11' 6" lure weight up to 9oz. Worth taking the time to strip the guides off and installing stainless?