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Constructing Cane Rods: Serets of the Bamboo Fly Rod  (pb)    by Ray Gould
Constructing Cane Rods: Serets of the Bamboo Fly Rod (pb) by Ray Gould
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An all-color book by master rod builder, Ray Gould. Included is the history of cane, the creation of the machines and tools necessary to create your own rods, precise taper formulas, detailed schematic drawings with precise angles, step-by-step construction, finishing steps, formulas, repairs, historic cane manufacturers and model names, and address and phone sources for all materials. This is a masterful book filled with detailed information that will open up a new world for you. more info
Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods  (pb)    by Wayne Cattanach
Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods (pb) by Wayne Cattanach
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Wayne Cattanach describes the process that will take anyone from lengths of hard, raw bamboo to a beautiful finished rod with clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, including how to find the best supplies, select tools and materials, make heat treaters and binders, cut culms, straighten bamboo strips, plane and stagger strips, bind strips, apply finishes, mount the reel seat, ferrules, and tip-top, and much more. This is surely the most thorough book available for those who wish to make and fish their own bamboo fly rods. more info
Rod Crafting: A Colorful Pictorial History  from 1843-1960  by Jeffery L. Hatton
Rod Crafting: A Colorful Pictorial History from 1843-1960 by Jeffery L. Hatton
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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. more info
Splitting Cane     by Ed Engle
Splitting Cane by Ed Engle
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The old-school bamboo fly-fishing rod, with its irresistibly warm, natural, and romantic tradition, is explored through conversations with 16 bamboo rodmakers. Profiled in the book are Mike Clark of South Creek, Ltd.; Walt Carpenter; John Bradford; Jim Hidy; Homer Jennings; Joe Arguello; Jeff Wagner; Charlie and Steven Jenkins; Glenn Brackett and the R.L. Winston Rod Company; Ted Knott; George Maurer; Robert Gorman; Bernard Ramanauskas; Dwight Lyons; Don Schroeder; and Carl-Johan Anderberg. The author test-casted the rods and then interviewed the makers to get the story behind each rod’s making. The in-depth stories, along with clear, detailed descriptions of bamboo rods, and a chapter on rod-making basics make this an excellent read for all who appreciate a fine bamboo rod. more info