When one has a close look at the better rods of the 1940's and 1950's the reel seat, ferrules and guides simply blend into the rod, they are components to hold a reel or connect the sections. The inserts are mostly domestic hardwoods, the ferrules are generally blued and low key. Many of the rods are not signed by their makers and it is the reel seat hardware that identifies the builder.
As you develop your style look back at Payne, Leonard, F.E. Thomas and others to see what makes those rods stand out. Let your craftmanship be a focus, there is no need to over accessorize.