Fiberglass Fly Rods: The Evolution of the Modern Fly Rod from Bamboo to Graphite

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9781882418244: Fiberglass Fly Rods: The Evolution of the Modern Fly Rod from Bamboo to Graphite

By Victor R. Johnson & Victor R. Johnson, Jr. Foreword by Leon Chandler of Courtland.

This in-depth book, by a father and son writing team, has been well researched and documented, and presents the first historical perspective of the people and companies involved in the dynamic Post-war transition of the American fishing rod from the days of bamboo rods into the modern era of synthetics: fiberglass and graphite. A valuable resource for classic tackle collectors and interesting reading for all fishermen. 8 x 11" with 176 pages; illustrated with old b&w photos, reproductions of old magazine ads and catalog pages.

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Both of the Johnsons have been life long fishermen and have owned and fished with the majority of the rods discussed in this book. Victor Johnson, a retired chemist, lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Victor, Jr., a civil engineer, lives in Vallejo, California.

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