• Special Edition Prestige Cloth Bound

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    One Man One Rod

    The Art of Classic Split Cane

    A Collection by David Petty



    • Description

      Special Edition Prestige Leather Bound


      Special edition limited to 50 copies, prestige cloth bound with
      ribbon marker, gilded edges and slip case:


      The first 200 Collector’s copies of the First Edition hardback will
      carry a book plate, individually numbered and signed by the

      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: "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 own.


    • Contents

      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


    One Man One Rod

    6 Sovereign Beeches

    Green Lane

    Farnham Common

    Bucks, SL2 3SP




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