Building Bamboo Fly Rods

 

Masters Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod by Everett Garrison and Hoagy Carmichael

A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

Everett Garrison & Hoagy Carmichael

A copy of the Master's Guide sits on the bookshelf of many a rodmaker, usually well worn and with plenty of notations. First published in 1977, Hoagy Carmichael and Everett Garrison pulled back the curtain on a craft that had previously been the provenance of a handful of masters and production rodbuilding houses. Today, it continues to provide an introduction to those who decide to take the plunge on building their own bamboo rod, a testament to its staying power as a true "master's guide".

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History of Rodmakers

 

Classic Rods and Rodmakers by Martin Keane

Classic Rods & Rodmakers

Martin Keane

First published in 1976, Marty Keane's excellent book was one of the first to comprehensively profile many of the rodmakers who would become regarded as luminaries in the craft. Forty years later it remains the best single reference that many collectors turn to, and for good reason.

 

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History of Reelmakers

 

Stan Bogdan Book Graydon Hilyard

Bogdan

Graydon Hilyard

Graydon Hilyard's book on the Bogdan reels shop is a fantastic read, chronicling Stan Bogdan's early years as a modest reelsmith to his eventual development as the reelmaker of choice for celebrities, titans of industry, and aristocrats around the world. If you've ever wondered what the passion for Bogdan reels is all about, this is the book for you. Do yourself a favor and get a copy.

Edward Vom Hofe Reel Book by Ted Bingham

The Celebrated Reels of Edward vom Hofe

Ted Bingham

Ted Bingham's book on the Vom Hofe reel company is a must-have reference for any Vom Hofe collector. It delves into the history of the Vom Hofe company, and goes on to provide a model-by-model reference of all of the catalogued reels that the Vom Hofe's built during the company's heyday. Copies can be hard to come by but you won't be disappointed.

Hardy Brothers Masters Men Reels Book

Hardy Brothers: The Masters, the Men and Their Reels 1873-1939

John Drewett

John Drewett's exhausitively researched book is a superb reference of the famous House of Hardy. It covers the early development of the company as well as a comprehensive list of Hardy models both fly and other. When you need to check a fact, or refresh your memory on a particular hardy model, this is the book you'll want to reach for.

The House the Hardy Brothers Built

The House the Hardy Brothers Built

James Leighton Hardy

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The Lost World of Mr Hardy

The Lost World of Mr Hardy (DVD)

Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier

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D is for Dingley Book

D is for Dingley: The Master Reelmaker

Patrick Garner

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Collector's Resources

 

Fly Fishing Tackle Collectors Guide AJ Campbell

Classic & Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle: A Guide for Collectors & Anglers

AJ Campbell

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Great Fishing Catalogs Golden Age

Great Fishing Tackle Catalogs of the Golden Age

Samuel Melner and Hermann Kessler

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Dunkeld Collection Jess Miller

The Dunkeld Collection: Hardy Reels

Jess Miller

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Good Tales

 

Fishing Bamboo by John Gierach

Fishing Bamboo

John Gierach

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Casting a Spell by George Black

Casting A Spell

George Black

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Sidecasts by Hoagy Carmichael

Sidecasts

Hoagy Carmichael

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8 by Hoagy Carmichael

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Hoagy Carmichael

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Splitting Cane Ed Engle

Splitting Cane: Conversations with Bamboo Rodmakers

Ed Engle

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Split and Glued by Vince Marinaro

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Feather Thief Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Kirk Wallace Johnson

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