Antique and Collectible Fishing Rods - Identification & Value Guide
Authoritative guide to bamboo fly rods, wood, steel and popular fiberglass rods. Includes a brief history of fishing rod materials and construction techniques.
Provides detailed illustration and analysis of important design patents granted from 1875 to 1950. Close-up photography of distinctive components assists the reader in identification. Compiled by award winning outdoor writer and photographer D.B. Homel.
The author dispels many collecting myths and gives valuable collecting tips necessary in the proper evaluation of rod defects.
This new 4th printing is enhanced with a comprehensive, updated price guide. Historical and price data includes the following key bamboo fly rod makers: Winston, Young, Thomas, Powell, Phillipson, Payne, Orvis, Montague, Leonard, Heddon, Hardy, Gillum, Garrison, Edwards, Dickerson, Devine, and Chubb. Many more!
Includes a revised and updated price guide with additional historical data and rod maker listings.
It is a valuable resource for the collector, antique dealer or angler interested in classic fly rods, bait casting rods, spinning and ocean rods produced from bamboo, wood, fiberglass and steel.
The author provides a concise history of rod construction techniques and offers detailed analysis of important fishing rod design patents granted from 1875 to 1950.
Close-up photography of distinctive components for identification with a complete system for evaluating rod condition.
ISBN 13: 9781879522077
ISBN 10: 1879522071
Paperback; Bellingham, Wa: Forrest-Park Publishers, January 1, 1997