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The Lovely Reed : An Enthusiast's Guide to Building Bamboo Fly Rods

Howell, Jack

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ISBN 10: 0871088681 / ISBN 13: 9780871088680
Published by Pruett Publishing Company, Boulder, CO, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Lovely Reed : An Enthusiast's Guide to ...

Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company, Boulder, CO

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Walinchus, Rod

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Once considered relics doomed by modern materials, bamboo fly rods are enjoying a renaissance. Culled from conversations with respected rod builders and his own considerable experience building bamboo rods, Jack Howell provides a lively, step-by-step book on how to build one's own bamboo fly rod. Through humor and reflection, he encourages an attitude of devotion to an angling tradition.

Bamboo rods feel great; in addition to carrying all the aesthetic advantages of an object lovingly handcrafted from natural materials, they more vividly transfer every physical sensation of fly-fishing: the cast, the strike, the fight.

Indeed, bamboo rod making reaffirms fly fishing's genteel underpinnings as it recalls the romance, folklore, and literature of the sport. Experienced rod builders will find new insights into time-honored techniques. For the beginner, this book demystifies the complexities of the craft, making bamboo rod building accessible and enjoyable. Comprehensive chapters instruct on the best bamboo for fly rods, treating and caring for bamboo cane prior to construction, essential tools and materials, bamboo preparation, rod design, care for the rod, and selecting a reel seat. Over 150 photos illustrate each step and complement the book's accessible approach to a complex craft. A book by an enthusiast for enthusiasts, readers will find bamboo rod building an engrossing occupation for the hands and an escape for the mind.

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