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Advanced Custom Rod Building

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"Informative, well-written. It covers the subject of rod building in a concise manner. It should be in every rod builder's library."—Fly Fisherman Dale P. Clemens's Advanced Custom Rod Building is the book that sent American fishermen back to their workshops. Clemens believes that, both practically and philosophically, a rod is an "extension of the angler's hand." Accordingly, Clemens explains the principles necessary for making custom tackle that is superior to anything off the rack, as well as exhaustive figures, illustrations, and tables for

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Overview

"Informative, well-written. It covers the subject of rod building in a concise manner. It should be in every rod builder's library."—Fly Fisherman Dale P. Clemens's Advanced Custom Rod Building is the book that sent American fishermen back to their workshops. Clemens believes that, both practically and philosophically, a rod is an "extension of the angler's hand." Accordingly, Clemens explains the principles necessary for making custom tackle that is superior to anything off the rack, as well as exhaustive figures, illustrations, and tables for the experienced builder. The book contains invaluable advice on how to build rods of every kind, how to choose (and make) the best blanks, seats, handles, grips, and guides, and how to finish and seal rods to make them as handsome and durable as possible. Stunningly detailed and thorough, Advanced Custom Rod Building is a complete guide to building a fisherman's most essential tool. 168 b/w photos and illustrations, 29 color photos.

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Editorial Reviews

Sports Afield
Advanced Custom Rod Building is a comprehensive guide, presenting each stage of the rod-building process with care and detail.”
Salt Water Sportsman
“Probably the most comprehensive book on the subject written to date…the state-of-the-art in custom rod craftsmanship. The numerous photographs and clear, detailed line drawings make every step easy to follow and duplicate. If either amateur or professional rod builder was to have only one source of reference, this would be it.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620877937
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 305,012
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale P. Clemens is the founder of RodCrafters Journal and was the proprietor of the legendary Dale Clemens Custom Tackle. His work on custom rod making has made it one of the most important sectors of the entire fishing tackle industry. He is also the author of Fiberglass Rod Making and Custom Rod Thread Art.
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