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