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"a useful thing, beautifully made"
-Hiram Hawes

mandag 14. oktober 2013

Same procedure as last year.

It's October and the forests are turning shades of orange and cranberry and gold. This year's trout season will soon be over. The temperature has already been well below zero several it's time for a glass of single malt and pick up the book I'm now reading for the fourth time .... a book that put me in the proper mood every fall before I start building this seasons bamboo flyrods. 

I think George Black's book Casting A Spell realy are doing the job telling the story about the men that started this wonderful thing of building bamboo flyrods. As a self-proclaimed "cane head"......I think this book gives me more each time i read it. Black takes us all the way from the early beginning, starting with Hiram Leonard who is the central figure in the history of american bamboo flyrod.
But for personal reasons the 
author  focuses a great deal of attention on Eusties W. Edwards another key figure in the story.

Black also brings attension to contemporary bamboo flyrod makers who can trace their roots to Leonard and Edwards, and shows how truly passionate these individuals are about their craft. A great book about the american history of bamboo flyrod.

2 kommentarer:

  1. That's a wonderful way to end one season and begin a new one.

  2. Hello Brk Trt....just back from a little trip to a little lake, and there are already some ice along the shore.....soo its nice to head down to the basement and start make bamboo rods again.