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Best of the Planing Form, Volume 2

By: Barch, Ron

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Hasting, MI, Alder Creek Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00154

ISBN: 0965766381

Condition: Fine


(Synopsis) A split bamboo fly rod is the crown jewel in the angler's treasure chest of gear. For more than a century the secrets of split bamboo rodmaking were shrouded in mystery, available only to the persistent few. But in the closing decades of the 20th century a Renaissance of split cane rodmaking occurred, and The Planing Form newsletter was there to document and share the secrets of a new golden age of rodmaking. Now in Volume II of Best of The Planing Form ... View more info

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Fly Rods Galore : Classic and Contemporary Approaches to Split Bamboo Rod Making

By: Barnes, George

Price: $58.95

Publisher: Hastings, MI, Alder Creek Publishing: 2002

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00142

ISBN: 0965766373

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) One of a Signed/Numbered Limited Edition on a special bookplate attached to the FFEP. *** (Synopsis) A first of its kind: combines the classic approach of George's original work, How To Make Bamboo Fly Rods, with what's new, fresh, & unique in the contemporary world of split bamboo rodmaking. Two books in one, a then & now. View more info

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Bamboo Rod Making: Making Split Bamboo Bait Casting Rods from Finished Blanks

By: Bell, Don A.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, The Whitefish Press: 2012

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: AB01159

ISBN: 1936702339

Condition: As New


(Description) Limited to 100 Numbered copies. 7 x 5, small 8vo desktop sized. ***(Synopsis) In 1936, a rodmaker with thirty years of experience under his belt took out advertisements in the back of a number of sporting journals. His name was Don A. Bell, and he had just authored a book on rodmaking called Making Bamboo Rods. It was a book unique in the annals of rodmaking. Bell's book was not your ordinary rodmaker's work. Instead, it was an introductory work on one of t... View more info

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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

By: Betts, John

Price: $134.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 2007

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00108

ISBN: 1571884114

Condition: As New


(Description) One of the Signed/Numbered leatherbound limited edition of 150 copies of this book. Includes an original pencil drawing by the author dedicated to that particular volume. No two drawings are the same. Drawings are numbered matching the limitation number of the book, tipped in at the FFEP. *** (Synopsis) JOHN BETTS' MAKING STRIP-BUILT FLY Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe, entirely hand wrought, is a landmark in our sport. It is, to be sure, about making... View more info

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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

By: Betts, John

Price: $58.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 2007

Edition: 1st Thus, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00169

ISBN: 1571884114

Condition: As New


(Synopsis) JOHN BETTS' MAKING STRIP-BUILT FLY Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe, entirely hand wrought, is a landmark in our sport. It is, to be sure, about making rods of various woods. It is also an intricately woven commentary on the history of angling: its crafts, its theories, and its art, to say nothing of its implicit commentary on making books themselves. The book is a complex set of signs that fly fishing is not after all, nor does it have to be, just another... View more info

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Making Strip-Built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

By: Betts, John

Price: $334.95

Publisher: Denver, CO, Self-Published: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00170

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) One of the approximately 100 true first edition copies of this book, spiral-bound and published by the Author in the years prior to the Frank Amato hardcover edition. *** (Synopsis) JOHN BETTS' MAKING STRIP-BUILT FLY Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe, entirely hand wrought, is a landmark in our sport. It is, to be sure, about making rods of various woods. It is also an intricately woven commentary on the history of angling: its crafts, its theories, and ... View more info

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Casting a Spell : The Bamboo Fly Rod and the American Pursuit of Perfection

By: Black, George

Price: $23.95

Publisher: Random House: 2006

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: AB00421

ISBN: 1400063965

Condition: Near Fine


(Synopsis) In Casting a Spell, George Black introduces readers to rapt artisans and the ultimate talismans of their uncompromising fascination: handmade bamboo fly rods. But this narrative is more than a story of obscure objects of desire. It opens a new vista onto a century and a half of modern American cultural history. With bold strokes and deft touches, Black explains how the ingenuity of craftsmen created a singular implement of leisure-and how geopolitics, economic... View more info

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Creating the Garrison Fly Rod (DVD)

By: Carmichael, Hoagy B.

Price: $34.95

Publisher: 2006

Seller ID: DVD065

Condition: New


(Synopsis) This entertaining video, the only existing film of any classic rodmaker, shows the great Everett Garrison in his workshop, demonstrating & explaining how he made his world famous bamboo fly rods. Beginning with splitting the raw bamboo, he details his own procedures, using his unusual binding machine, silk winding technique, & unique varnishing tanks, until we see a completed rod, ready for the river. A great companion to the classic rodbuilding book by Everet... View more info

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Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods

By: Cattanach, Wayne

Price: $54.95

Publisher: New York, NY, The Lyons Press: 2000

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: AB00745

ISBN: 155821769X

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Like new book in jacket with very small chip at top corner. *** (Synopsis) The bamboo fly rod represents the pinnacle of the fly-fishing art: its apparent simplicity and delicacy belie the craftsmanship and strength that are the hallmarks of all great rods. Wayne Cattanach begins in the Kwangsi and Kwantung provinces of China, where Tonkin bamboo takes about eight years to develop the qualities that distinguish it from all other materials: a tensile strengt... View more info

Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods

By: Cattanach, Wayne

Price: $94.95

Publisher: Casnovia, MI, Self-Published: 1992

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U00590

Condition: Very Good+


(Description) Book in very good condition. No notable edgewear, and none of the pages have ripped through the rings, no markings and the manila envelope attached at the back still has the floppy-disk labelled Hexrod & Guide. An exceptional copy of this scarce edition. View more info

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Advanced Custom Rod Building

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $79.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Skyhorse Publishing: 2008

Edition: 2nd Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00118

ISBN: 1602392064

Condition: As New


(Synopsis) Advanced Custom Rod Building is the book that sent American fishermen back to their workshops. Clemens believes that, both practically and philosophically, a rod is an extension of the angler's hand. Accordingly, Clemens explains the principles necessary for making custom tackle that is superior to anything off the rack, as well as exhaustive figures, illustrations, and tables for the experienced builder. The book contains invaluable advice on how to build rod... View more info

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Custom Rod Thread Art

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $79.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Skyhorse Publishing: 2008

Edition: 2nd Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00119

ISBN: 1602392587

Condition: As New


(Synopsis) Hand a person a custom made rod, says expert rod maker Dale P. Clemens, and in almost every instance one of the first things he looks at is the decorative thread work, because a handsome rod is more desirable to own and fish. Clemens guides his readers through the organizational process of threading, illustrates the uses of patterns and replicas, explains how to wrap and weave, and gives his personal tips on how to make every rod a never ending kaleidoscope o... View more info

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The New Advanced Custom Rod Building

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $23.95

Publisher: Winchester Press: 1987

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: U00575

ISBN: 0832904368

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Only mild edgewear to book and jacket. View more info

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Advanced Custom Rod Building

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Winchester Press: 1978

Edition: 1st Ed, Ltr Printing

Seller ID: U00576

ISBN: 083292587X

Condition: Fair


(Description) Book is separating from the spine in several places but is still intact. Has notes penciled in at the front. A working copy, not a collectors copy. DJ has several small tears and edgewear. View more info

Custom Rod Thread Art

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Rodcrafters Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Inscribed by the Author

Seller ID: U00577

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Mild edgewear to book, with inscription by author to the previous owner. Unclipped Jacket has edgewear, minor stains, but now housed in mylar cover. View more info

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Advanced Custom Rod Building

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Winchester Press: 1978

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U01945

ISBN: 083292587X

Condition: Good


(Description) Book has some notes penned in, as well as pencil marking at front and back. Back endpaper is torn and back cover has several long scratches. A working copy, not a collectors copy. View more info

Custom Rod Thread Art

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Wescosville, PA, RodCrafters Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U01617

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Slight wear to book and unclipped jacket, else a nice copy of this title. View more info

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The New Advanced Custom Rod Building

By: Clemens, Dale

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Winchester Press: 1987

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: U01615

ISBN: 0832904368

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Slightest scuffs to jacket from original shipping carton else like new. ***(Synopsis) Dale Clemens has completely rewritten this new book. He continues to display his expertise in his discussion of methods for building every hind of rod- from ultralight-fly to surf and offshore trolling. Following detailed explanations and illustrations, rod builders can design, build, and embellish rods to suit their particular desires and needs. Dale Clemens is the Editor... View more info

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Fiberglass Rod Making

By: Clemens, Dale P.

Price: $144.95

Publisher: South Hackensack, NJ, Stoeger Publishing Co.: 1977

Edition: 1st PB Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: C0341

ISBN: 0883170426

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Mild edgewear , but clean and tight. View more info

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Fiberglass Rod Making

By: Clemens, Dale P.

Price: $124.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Winchester Press: 1974

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: C0342

ISBN: 087691136X

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Book has light edgewear, else very good+, in clipped jacket with several tears, wrinkling and pen coloring where delaminated. View more info