Standard First Edition
One Man One Rod
The Art of Classic Split Cane
A Collection by David Petty
STANDARD HARDBACK EDITION
Standard hardback edition:
First Edition hardback copies carry a book plate, signed by the author.
There are also 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”.
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: 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 own.
Foreword by master rod maker Edward Barder, All-purpose rods, Avon rods, Baitcasting and Spinning rods, Carp rods, Float rods, Float rods - Heavier tackle, Float rods - Roach, Fly rods, Match rods, Roach Poles, Specialist rods-Barbel, Ledger, Pike and Tench
Appendix i A Guide to cane buying - Edward Barder
Appendix ii B. James leaflet - ‘bird-name’ rods