One Man One Rod is for anglers and fellow collectors of angling antiques, who love the tradition and history of angling, as well as being active on the bank.
My earliest angling photograph of best friend Peter and I, was taken by my dad on the bank of the Thames at Pangbourne, Berkshire in June ’54. Since those heady days I have been fascinated both by angling and photography. I have been fortunate to enjoy both in some exotic places worldwide, meeting some fine people on the way.
I hope to promote those great feelings in all who come on to the site.
One Man One Rod
The Art of Classic Split Cane
A Collection by David Petty
The first 200 Collector’s copies of the First Edition hardback will carry a book plate, individually numbered and signed by David Petty. The next 200 First edition hardback copies will be signed by David Petty.
Two de-luxe Special Editions, leather and cloth-bound, each limited to 50 copies will also carry a book plate, individually numbered and signed by the author.
‘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 see probably the finest range of split-cane coarse fishing rods ever assembled.
David 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”.
Collectors’ and Standard hardback edition:
UK £65 + £4.50 P&P E.U. + £9.50 P&P.
ISBN: 978 1 9160935 2 2 Publication: March 2020
Special edition limited to 50 copies, prestige leather bound with ribbon marker, gilded edges and slip case:
UK £295 + £9.50 P&P E.U. + £19.50 P&P
ISBN: 978 1 9160935 3 29 Publication: March 2020
Special edition limited to 50 copies, prestige cloth bound with ribbon marker, gilded edges and slip case:
UK £185 + £9.50 P&P E.U. + £19.50 P&P
ISBN: 978 1 9160935 4 6 Publication: March 2020
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This project illustrates the fine art photography and printing possible to catalogue collections in printed or digital form by recording and illustrating this popular area of antique fishing tackle collecting.
Dave Watson Solutions Ltd. offers collectors fine art quality Photography and Production of Catalogues and Books. Enquiries welcome ...
Other DWS-produced titles and photography include:-
Hardy Bros. The Masters, the Men and their Reels, Drewett,
The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, Mark Ross,
Hooked on Floats, Della Mura,
Farlows 175th Celebration,
Farlows Salmon Flies, Lanigan O’Keefe,
Fly Fishing Treasures, Steve Woit (Winner of Best Visual Production of the Year Award in the annual 2020 Best Books of the Year competition from Classic Angling magazine).