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The Home Rodmaker: Building Saltwater, Baitcasting and Fly Rods from Wood & Bamboo, Taylor, Stillman
Author Name:    Taylor, Stillman

Title:   The Home Rodmaker: Building Saltwater, Baitcasting and Fly Rods from Wood & Bamboo

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   As New

Jacket Condition:   No Jacket, as issued

Type:   New Book

Edition:   Ltd. Ed. of 125 copies

Size:   12mo

Publisher:   Cincinnati, OH Whitefish Press 2018

ISBN Number:   1945565187 / 9781945565182

Seller ID:   AB01510

(Description) Part of the Fly Angler's Desktop Library. Numbered limited edition of 125 copies. ***(Synopsis) Stillman Taylor probably taught more people how to make fishing rods than any other writer of the 1900-1930 era. Yet today, he is virtually unknown even to the most advanced rod makers and fishing historians. How did someone so prominent in the field of rodmaking disappear so completely? The answer lies in the publications for which Taylor wrote. Unlike almost every other rodmaking writer known, Stillman Taylor did not target the fishing audience of sporting periodicals. Instead, he used his skills as one of the nation's prominent how-to writers of the day to pen a number of rodmaking articles for Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, etc. These magazines had subscription bases that dwarfed even the most widely read sporting periodical, and moreover, were read by handymen and women of a mechanical bent for whom his writings would have been easy to follow. Without doubt, he convinced a number of these readers to make their first rods from scratch. In this volume -- the 10th in the on-going series on classic and overlooked rodmaking writings -- all known rodmaking articles by Stillman Taylor are collected for the first time into one handy volume. They include how to make a saltwater rod, one of the very few detailed articles on how to make a classic wooden saltwater rod ever published, as well as articles on making one, two, and three-piece rods, bamboo fly rods, and baitcasters from various woods.

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