3rd trade softcover edition 2000. New condition. Signed by author.
This book 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.