Making Strip-built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

Making Strip-built Fly Rods from Various Woods on a Lathe

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Author: John Betts

Originally self-published as an elegant hand-drawn and hand-written journal, we are re-releasing this book in full color, while still retaining its unique style. With ordinary skills and standard woodworking tools, Betts shows how you too can build durable strip-built fly rods from native and exotic hard and soft woods on a lathe.

Two black ribbon markers help readers go easily from directions to finished rods.

9 x 12 Inches; 178 Pages; All-Color; B&W line drawings throughout

Published 2007

Advance praise for Making Strip-Built Fly Rods:

“This is an extraordinary book―a practical manual for hand-building wooden rods, a chronicle of problem-solving, a journal of one craftsman’s inventiveness. …it is infused with the curiosity, learning, trial-and-error wisdom, enthusiasm, and wit of its maker.” __Ted Leeson, Author

“…a collector’s item rarely seen in publishing.” __Charlie Meyers, The Denver Post

“It will make a great addition to any angler’s library, but its greatest value will be realized in the workshop, gently guiding you through the construction process.” __Jeff Wagner, Rod Maker Magazine

“Every page provides an entertaining and substantive surprise as Betts the fly-fisherman, historian, artist inquisitor, thinker and innovator is revealed. amazing piece of work, a fascinating and instructive pleasure to read.” __Harry J. Briscoe, Hexagraph Fly Rod Company


"For all of us that fish with a fly and also love beautiful tools this book is a must. Thank you John, for providing us with such a beautiful and useful volume." __Bruce E. Harang, Federation of Fly Fishers

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