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One Man One Rod The Art of Classic Split Cane, D Petty
STANDARD HARDBACK EDITION with signed bookplate
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‘One Man One Rod’ is a reference guide to the 175 coarse fishing cane rod collection David Petty has put together over fifty years. Collectors will have a chance to see what is probably the finest range of split-cane coarse fishing rods ever assembled.

Petty, one of the world's leading angling collectors, has had his stunning hoard of bamboo photographed by David Watson, who has compiled the book entitled: ‘One Man One Rod - The Art of Classic Split Cane’.

Rods include examples by Allcocks, Hardy, Ogden Smith, Oliver’s, B. James, Chapman, Milward, Creeke, Gold, Sowerbutts, Antis, Barder and Sealey.

David Petty has an Avocet by Sowerbutts - “I’ve only ever seen one other” - and three cane rods by Rodrill, better known for their glass-fibre and carbon. “Not a lot of people know that Rodrill made cane rods, but they turned out a few based on Bob Southwell’s cane”, Petty says. These rods - the Mallard, the Avon and The Dipper - are at least as good as James Avocets”.

David says: “When people look at the book and see these rods they will start to appreciate what jewels they really are”.

The photographs for ‘One Man One Rod’ are by David Watson, best known for the pictures in John Drewett's Hardy Brothers, the Masters, the Men, and their Reels. Dave Watson comments: "I have photographed and portrayed the rods to show a full view of the maker’s logos, name and address panels, as well as the individual sections and features of interest.

Rods are arranged by type of fishing and the index details rod names under Makers, enabling collectors to quickly find rods they seek or already have in their collections.

Edward Barder provides the foreword and a chapter : A common sense guide to cane buying.

Special editions in cloth and full leather-bound, limited to 50 copies each, to follow

Code: 50802Price: 65.00 GBP

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The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, SPECIAL EDITION

The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, Mark Ross
Number 17/20 - LEATHER BOUND SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION - ‘The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny’, (The British Tunny Club, Hardy Bros. tackle and big game fishing in the 1930s), written and published by Scots author and antique tackle collector Mark Ross.

This is the special edition, limited to 20 copies, bound in leather, with dust wrapper and matching leather bound slip case - (please email to choose from available numbers).

“angler in rowing boat catches Giant tunny (tuna) 60 miles off Scarborough”.

“the first thing you feel is a violent tug on the line, a tug that quickly builds up... the biggest fish I hooked towed me away out of sight of the fleet......”

“798lb tunny caught in the North Sea by Colonel E.T. Peel, 1932”

John Drewett - Hardy tackle expert, collector and writer (Hardy Bros., The Masters, The Men & their Reels) foreword:
“Mark’s efforts have culminated in a book that is ‘full of texture’. The monochrome photographs are so evocative of an era when men would don blazers and even suits when posing for the trophy picture. The boatman in their flat caps, the boats from which they fished and the yachts which many of the wealthy fishers possessed all combine to convey a world that will never be seen again. The collaboration between Mark Ross & David Watson has produced a hugely important tribute to an element of British angling history that excites so many fishermen and collectors”.

No wonder the excitement & glamour of this new sport attracted the rich & famous. Blending heroic tales of epic sea battles with enormous fish, the special tackle used, & social history this book will fascinate anglers and antique tackle collectors alike.

In leather hard back with dust wrapper and leather slip case, 270 x 210mm, 400 pages, colour printed throughout, 475-plus pictures showing atmospheric 1930s angling, the lords & ladies who went tunny fishing, Hardy and other rare big game fishing reels and tackle. All copies numbered.

Shipping cost examples USA £35, Australia £45. Other countries - see shopping cart or email for assistance.

Also available in standard edition with dust wrapper.

We are happy to consolidate shipping for multiple orders, or to supply details of cheaper shipping options on request.

Code: 50626Price: 350.00 GBP

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