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Author Engle, Ed, 1950-

Title Splitting cane : conversations with bamboo rodmakers / Ed Engle
Published Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents W.E. Carpenter Rod Company -- J.A. Bradford Company -- The Hidy Rod Company -- H.L. Jennings Split-Bamboo Fly Rods -- J.E. Arguello Rod Company -- J.D. Wagner Rods -- The Jenkins Rod Company -- Glenn Brackett and the R.L. Winston Rod Company -- Split-Cane Diary: South Creek Ltd. -- Ted Knott Split-Bamboo Fly Rods -- George Maurer's Sweetwater Rods -- Green River Rodmakers -- Eden Cane, Ltd. -- F.D. Lyons Rod Company -- The D.G. Schroeder Rod Company -- Jennifer Olsson Split-Cane Signature Rods by Carl-Johan Anderberg -- In the Bamboo Forest -- Beginner's Cane -- The Care of Cane -- Fly Lines for Bamboo Rods -- Making Your Own -- Rodmaker Addresses
Summary 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; Robert Gorman; Bernard Ramanauskas; Dwight Lyons; Don Schroeder; and Carl-Johan Anderberg. The author test-casted the rods and then interviewed the makers to get the story behind each rod's making. The in-depth stories, along with clear, detailed descriptions of bamboo rods, and a chapter on rod-making basics make this an excellent read for all who appreciate a fine bamboo rod
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-209)
Notes Print version record
Subject Bamboo.
Fishing rods -- Design and construction.
Fly fishing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081174535X (electronic bk.)
9780811745352 (electronic bk.)