I need to repair my fishing rod and I have a few questions about the materials that I should use.?

I need to repair my fishing rod and I have a few questions about the materials that I should use.
What kind of tying thread should I use, nylon or cotton?
Can I use clear nail polish instead of rod varnish?
And how many coats of varnish or polish should I use?
Thanks for your answers.

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