Special Edition Prestige Cloth Bound
One Man One Rod
The Art of Classic Split Cane
A Collection by David Petty
SPECIAL EDITION PRESTIGE CLOTH BOUND
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.
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