We were very excited to hear about David Watson’s new book all about split cane fishing rods. The book ‘One Man One Rod‘ is full of beautiful fine art images of the 175 coarse fishing cane rods collected by David Petty over fifty years.
This is probably the finest collection of these rods ever assembled, making this a wonderful reference guide for all collectors’ bookshelves. The book has a foreword by master rod-maker Edward Barder. Rods include examples of Allcock’s, Hardy, Ogden Smith, Oliver’s, B.James, Chapman, Milward, Creeke, Gold, Sowerbutts (including an Avocet), Antis, Barder, Sealey and three cane rods by Rodrill. There are two deluxe special editions of 50 books bound in cloth or leather, and 200 collector’s editions, all of which include a bookplate individually numbered and signed by the author. The book is currently for sale on David’s website, click here to buy it.
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