FLY TYING, ROD AND TACKLE MAKING. Edited by Kenneth Mansfield.

FLY TYING, ROD AND TACKLE MAKING. Edited by Kenneth Mansfield.

FISHING BAMBOO. By John Gierach. Limited Edition.

1997 1st edition. 8vo (154 x 228mm). Ppx,113. Line illustrations by Glenn Wolff, bibliography, limitation page to rear. Brown cloth with Colour plate tipped to brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Edition limited to 1,750 copies, signed by author and illustrator.

The fascinating story of Gierach's love affair with the bamboo fly rod. "With the deftness of a surgeon, John Gierach thoroughly succeeds in a delicate operation - removing the mystery surrounding bamboo fly rods, while leaving the romance intact. Fishing Bamboo is both an informal treatise and a wonderfully engaging appreciation of rods and craftsmen, past and present." (Ted Leeson). "Classic on classic: Gierach on cane. John takes you there, puts the rod in your hands." (Dave Hughes). "The split bamboo fly rod and the mystique that goes with it is a subject that deserves just the right mix of skepticism and reverence, and John Gierach is just the writer to supply this, in a fascinating book that explains what the excitement is all about." (W.D. Wetherell). "What John McPhee once did for oranges, John Gierach now does for bamboo fly rods. The trick is to convince the reader that an apparently arcane subject is really as fascinating as the author believes, and Gierach succeeds mightily, all in an easy sort of fireside prose that belies the occasionally technical nature of the subject matters." (E. Donnall Thomas, Jr).
£65.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
2086
More Information
Author Gierach (John). (b. 1946)
Book Code 2086
ISBN 1558215913 / 1558215913
Book Description Fine in slipcase. Edition limited to 1,750 copies, printed in letterpress on 80-pound Mohawk Superfine paper, and signed by John Gierach and Glenn Wolff.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1997
Publisher Lyons and Burford.
Place New York.