i've got an old 7" salmon rod that would work great but the eyes are so rusted you can break them with a flick. I need to know what kind of eyes i should get for it and how to replace them. These old ones were attached with whipping twine and i have larger wipping twine for my ropes. whould this be o.k. and if so, how do i tie the knot. Also, if their is an easier way to do this without losing strength please tell me.