Master rod-builder Ray Gould returns to the page with this detail-oriented guide to the art of cane rod building and repair. Intended for dedicated students of rod-building, the 22 tips shared in Cane Rods: Tips and Tapers focus on solving specific problems that commonly plague even the most seasoned rod-builders. From ink-work to wrapping to ferrule design, Gould shares expert insights into every aspect of the craft. Of particular interest is Gould’s much sought-after collection of over 300 tapers by a number of renowned rod-builders. Compiled in a series of easy-to-read charts, they are of tremendous value to rod-builders seeking to glean wisdom from rods designed by the ‘Old Masters’. A chart containing dimensional data for many rod models is also included, which will come in handy if you ever need to replace a damaged rod section. As meticulously crafted as the beautiful cane rods it will teach you to build, Cane Rods: Tips and Tapers is a uniquely valuable and comprehensive book on rod-building.
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