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.