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and the wisdom contained is timely today. Others can be
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April 9th, 2001
Fly, Spinning, Casting, Trolling
By Tom Kirkman
From the publisher of Rod-Maker Magazine comes the first
real book on how to build your own rod. Tom Kirkman has in only
fifty-one pages given you all the information about each and every step
it takes to do a fine job your very first time.
The pictures are big, clear and show exactly how to perform all of the elements.
He answers all of
your questions, some even before you ask them. There is perhaps no
one more ideally situated to produce such a work. His years of publishing,
editing, producing and creating the magazine have kept him in constant
communication with the best of the best.
Tom covers: blanks and components; rod-building tools; adhesive and bonding
techniques; understanding rod spine; grip, handle, and seat assembly; guide
placement, guide prep and wrapping; finishing, fancy wraps and more.
That information has become the heart of this book. The
beginner will understand each step and an old pro may
pick up a few pointers as well. Don't let the $14.95 price
deceive you, this book has value far beyond that. A very important
addition to any rod-crafter's library; a necessity for the first time rod
maker. Building your own rod can be challenging, rewarding and fun! ~ JB
51 pages, 100 Full-color photographs
8 1/2" x 11"
Softbound, $14.95 U.S
Published by Frank Amato Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 82112
Portland, OR. 97282
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