The Lovely Reed: An Enthusiast's Guide to Building Bamboo Fly Rods (2nd Edition) by Jack Howell
A lively, conversational, step-by-step book on how to build one's own bamboo fly rod. Comprehensive chapters cover the best bamboo for fly rods, treating and caring for bamboo cane prior to construction, essential tools and materials, preparation, rod design, care for the rod, and selecting a reel seat. Step-by-step photos and illustrations complement the book's accessible approach to a complex craft. 15 B/w illustrations, 154 B/w photos; 8x11 inches, 208 pgs. Hardcover.