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HANDCRAFTING A GRAPHITE FLY ROD   HANDCRAFTING A GRAPHITE FLY ROD - L. A. Garcia (Softcover)
This book features 80 full-color, step-by-step photographs and accompanying text for hand-crafting your own quality fly rod. Professional rod builder Louis Garcia meticulously shows you exactly how to do it from selecting the blank to completing the wraps for a truly professional-looking rod. Large format for easy use. 8x11 inches, 48 pgs. more...

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BAMBOO ROD RESTORATION HANDBOOK   BAMBOO ROD RESTORATION HANDBOOK - Michael Sinclair (Spiral-Softcover)
Back in Print! An indispensable reference for anyone interested in identifying, collecting or restoring old bamboo rods. Covers all aspects of restoration: identifying the maker & era of unmarked rods, stripping old finish, salvaging original labels & hardware, rewrapping, applying the final finish & much more. It also includes the most complete guide ever assembled of original bamboo rod specifications. 11x8 inches. more...

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ROD CRAFTING: A FULL-COLOR PICTORIAL & WRITTEN HISTORY FROM 1843-1960   ROD CRAFTING: A FULL-COLOR PICTORIAL & WRITTEN HISTORY FROM 1843-1960 - Jeffrey L. Hatton (Softcover)
The history of fishing rods from the early 1800s to the 1970s, through text and hundreds of color photographs. With access to five private and extensive collections, Hatton covers the first three ages of rod-making: The smith age, up to 1870; the expansion era, 1870-1900; and the classic era, 1900-1970s. Forty-nine beautiful rods are featured, each with a description, history, notable features. All color; 8.5x11 inches, 320 pgs. more...

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SPLITTING CANE: CONVERSATIONS WITH BAMBOO RODMAKERS   SPLITTING CANE: CONVERSATIONS WITH BAMBOO RODMAKERS - Ed Engle (Hardcover)
Interviews with 16 contemporary rodmakers, including Mike Clark, Walt Carpenter, John Bradford, Jim Hidy, & more. The author test-casted the rods, then interviewed the makers to get the story behind the rod's making. In-depth stories, clear, detailed descriptions of bamboo rods, & a chapter on rodmaking basics. 23 illus, 17 B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 256 pgs. more...

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A WISP ON THE WIND: IN SEARCH OF BULL TROUT, BAMBOO AND BEYOND   A WISP ON THE WIND: IN SEARCH OF BULL TROUT, BAMBOO AND BEYOND - Jerry Kustich (Hardcover)
Rod maker and dedicated fly fisher Jerry Kustich invites us through the rod shop door and bids us welcome. We meet the craftsmen we've only imagined, free thinking rod makers with humor, dedication, and lively conversation, immersed in the business of beveling cane strips and committed to the ideal that each of us, every angler, is going to have to fight for the future of every trout. more...

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CONSTRUCTING CANE RODS: SECRETS OF THE BAMBOO FLY ROD   CONSTRUCTING CANE RODS: SECRETS OF THE BAMBOO FLY ROD - Ray Gould (Softcover)
History of cane, machines and tools needed to make your own rods. Addresses & sources for all materials. All color; 8.5x11 inches, 88 pgs. more...

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HANDCRAFTING BAMBOO FLY RODS   HANDCRAFTING BAMBOO FLY RODS - Wayne Cattanach (Softcover)
Detailed, comprehensive guide to all aspects of making fine bamboo fly rods. Entire process is detailed, from hard, raw bamboo to beautiful finished rod with clear, step-by-step instructions. Includes: best supplies, tools & materials, heat treaters, rod taper, weight, stagger bamboo strips, mount reel seat, ferrules, tip top, + much more. B&W photos & line drawings t/out; 8.5x11 inches, 224 pgs. more...

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FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING A BAMBOO FLY-ROD   FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING A BAMBOO FLY-ROD - George E. Maurer and Bernard P. Elser (Softcover)
Step-by-step guide to the craft of building handmade, heirloom-quality bamboo fly-rods. Each chapter begins with a list of tools & time needed to complete the step described. Photos & illus illuminate key points. 95 B&W illus; 8.5x11 inches, 256 pgs. more...

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MOOSE IN THE WATER, BAMBOO ON THE BENCH: A JOURNAL AND A JOURNEY   MOOSE IN THE WATER, BAMBOO ON THE BENCH: A JOURNAL AND A JOURNEY - Kathy Scott (Hardcover)
Follow a craftsman & his soul mate through 4 seasons of rodmaking while he perfects his skills amid the woods & waters of Maine & Michigan. Unlike a rod-making manual, the charts, drawings, & taper tables are missing. Instead prose and lyric tell a wonderful story of how a rod maker, along with some trout & beaver, dogs, & ducks all help to craft a culm of Asian cane into a rod that becomes a magic wand. 5.5x8.5 inches, 112 pgs. more...

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THE IDYL OF THE SPLIT BAMBOO   THE IDYL OF THE SPLIT BAMBOO - Dr. George Parker Holden (Hardcover)
Classic 1920's fly-fishing book begins with a delightful essay on the joys of angling, then describes in detail the steps to making a bamboo fly-fishing rod. Numerous B&W illus; 5.5x8.5 inches, 294 pgs. more...

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ROD CRAFTING: A FULL-COLOR PICTORIAL & WRITTEN HISTORY FROM 1843-1960   ROD CRAFTING: A FULL-COLOR PICTORIAL & WRITTEN HISTORY FROM 1843-1960 - Jeffrey L. Hatton (Hardcover)
The history of fishing rods from the early 1800s to the 1970s, through text and hundreds of color photographs. With access to five private and extensive collections, Hatton covers the first three ages of rod-making: The smith age, up to 1870; the expansion era, 1870-1900; and the classic era, 1900-1970s. Forty-nine beautiful rods are featured, each with a description, history, notable features. All color; 8.5x11 inches, 320 pgs. more...

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THE ORVIS GUIDE TO TACKLE CARE AND REPAIR: SOLID ADVICE FOR IN-FIELD OR AT-HOME MAINTENANCE   THE ORVIS GUIDE TO TACKLE CARE AND REPAIR: SOLID ADVICE FOR IN-FIELD OR AT-HOME MAINTENANCE - Ted Leeson (Softcover)
Explains how to prevent problems, evaluate old equip, repair broken reels & lures, maintaining & repairing rods, lines, waders, & more. Full color t/out; 6x9 inches, 160 pgs. more...

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