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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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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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Splitting Cane

By: Engle, Ed

Price: $35.95

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Ed, Ltr Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: U00946

ISBN: 0811700089

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) 2nd Printing. Book and jacket like new. *** (Synopsis) 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; ... View more info

A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Garrison, Everett

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Stone Harbor, NJ, Meadow Run Press: 1994

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: AB00019

ISBN: 0962060976

Condition: As New


(Synopsis) By unanimous agreement, this is simply the best work on the subject - the definitive book. Mr. Garrison, a mechanical engineer by training, built perhaps the finest rods ever - and describes how it's done. He died before the book was first published (in 1977) though his prot?g?, Hoagy B. Carmichael, completed it and brought it to publication. Essential reading for all who admire fine bamboo rods. A useful section is included on restoration, refinishing and rep... View more info

A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Garrison, Everett

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Stone Harbor, NJ, Meadow Run Press: 2007

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: U00949

ISBN: 0962060976

Condition: As New


(Description) Light scuffing to slipcase. ***(Synopsis) By unanimous agreement, this is simply the best work on the subject - the definitive book. Mr. Garrison, a mechanical engineer by training, built perhaps the finest rods ever - and describes how it's done. He died before the book was first published (in 1977) though his prot?g?, Hoagy B. Carmichael, completed it and brought it to publication. Essential reading for all who admire fine bamboo rods. A useful section is... View more info

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A Master’s Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Garrison, Everett; Carmichael, Hoagy

Price: $144.95

Publisher: Meadow Run Press: 1994

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: U00887

ISBN: 0962060976

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) 2nd Printing of the Meadow Run Press edition. Book and slipcase blemish free! View more info

A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Garrison, Everett; Carmichael, Hoagy B.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Martha's Glen Publishing Co: 1977

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U02212

ISBN: 0811703525

Condition: Very Good+


(Description) Previous owner blind stamp and signature on back endpaper. Very slight bumps to DJ spine ends, and small (nickel-sized) stain at top of DJ spine 1 inch repaired tear at top. A very nice copy of the true first printing of this book. ***(Synopsis) Few who practice the fine art of flyfishing know anything about how their prize possession, their bamboo rod, was made or have ever considered making one themselves. This book explains in meticulous detail how one c... View more info

A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Garrison, Everett; Carmichael, Hoagy B.

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Martha's Glen Publishing Co: 1977

Edition: 1st Ed, Ltr Printing

Seller ID: SNC082

ISBN: 0811703525

Condition: Very Good+


(Description) Very slight bumps to DJ spine ends. A very nice, 2nd printing copy of this book. ***(Synopsis) Few who practice the fine art of flyfishing know anything about how their prize possession, their bamboo rod, was made or have ever considered making one themselves. This book explains in meticulous detail how one can follow the steps as laid out by the master of the hand made bamboo rod, Everett Garrison. The book begins by taking the reader through the many stag... View more info

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Fishing Bamboo

By: Gierach, John

Price: $38.95

Publisher: New York, NY, The Lyons Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Ed, Ltr Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00175

ISBN: 1558215913

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Jacket has light scratches. ***(Synopsis) Fishing Bamboo is an attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about split bamboo fly rods: Who fishes them and why..? Are they really better than graphite? Who makes them? View more info

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Fishing Bamboo

By: Gierach, John

Price: $47.95

Publisher: New York, NY, The Lyons Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00983

ISBN: 1558215913

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Jacket has light scratches. ***(Synopsis) Fishing Bamboo is an attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about split bamboo fly rods: Who fishes them and why..? Are they really better than graphite? Who makes them? View more info

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Cane Rods: Tips & Tapers

By: Gould, Ray

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 2005

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00024

ISBN: 1571883088

Condition: Near Fine


(Synopsis) This book is intended as an aid for those who wish to pursue the art of cane-rod making or repairing. The reader will find a wealth of information regarding the methods, devices, and techniques that can only be learned by testing, trial and error. Many tips are given to guide the rod-maker in how to accomplish a particular and/or unusually difficult task. While a number of books and references are available for the basics of rod building, this book focuses ... View more info

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Constructing Cane Rods: Secrets of the Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Gould, Ray

Price: $94.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 1998

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by the Author

Seller ID: AB00157

ISBN: 1571881379

Condition: Near Fine


(Description) Includes a floppy disk with taper programs!! *** (Synopsis) 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 ma... View more info

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Constructing Cane Rods: Secrets of the Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Gould, Ray

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, Frank Amato Publications: 1998

Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing

Seller ID: U00524

ISBN: 1571881379

Condition: Very Good


(Description) Mild edgewear to corners, else clean and tight. *** (Synopsis) 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... View more info