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8 by Carmichael

A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

The Grand Cascapedia River:
A History (Volume 1)

The Grand Cascapedia River:
A History (Volume 2)

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Combined Volume I & II

The Grand Cascapedia Map

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This delightful book distills 45 years of stories from Hoagy B. Carmichael, author of the definitive guide to bamboo rod building. In over four decades of rod build- ing, researching the history of angling, and fly-fishing for trout, saltwater fish, and Atlantic salmon, Carmichael has ex- plored the pools and eddies of the sport as few others have. Side Casts collects these favorite essays into one volume for the first time.

8 by Carmichael

8 by Carmichael is a collection of articles, four of which are remembrances of men and fishing trips, both fresh and salt water. There is one about the need to conserve weight (reel and reel seat hardware) behind the casting hand, another on author and innovator Vince Marinaro, and a lengthy piece on the great Pennsylvania fly tier, Chauncy Lively. The last two concern rod makers: Dr. George Parker Holden, author, and the man who taught Everett Garrison, and finally a long piece about Ed and Jim Payne, unequaled makers of American fishing tackle in the 19th and 20th centuries.

A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

The seventh edition of A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod is now available. This 296-paged book, considered by many to be the "Bible" of the rod building texts, explains in detail the step-by-step procedures used by the great American home-builder, Everett Garrison, developed by him over fifty years. The book starts with the raw bamboo, and works it way through the process, using over six hundred photos, until the rod is finished. There is a unique chapter that explains how Mr. Garrison developed the pleasing, yet powerful tapers that are so widely used today using his understanding of engineering principles. This edition is bound in full two-toned cloth, with a cloth slipcase. There are color photos of many of Garrison’s rod models included in this revised edition (1998), as well as a tipped-in color photo of the great rod maker near the title page.

The Grand Cascapedia River: A History (Volume 1)

The history of the Grand Cascapedia River spans over 150 years. It is replete with interesting men and women, whose interaction with others often exposed the uneven edges of human nature, and whose stories are the stuff of novels. Large fish also have their place in this narrative, as does the politics that goes with any piece of valued turf that is sought after by men of influence, many of whom were not Canadians.

The Grand Cascapedia River: A History (Volume 2)

The history of the Grand Cascapedia River continues in Vol. II, taking up from the mid-1930s where Vol. I ended. It covers in detail how the great river almost went back into the hands of the Canadian government during the Great Depression, how it was saved and by who, and then how the pools were reallocated, much as they are today. It will be available in June 2012.

The Grand Cascapedia Map

Preview the new full-color map of the Grand Cascapedia River that will accompany Vol. II of The Grand Cascapedia - A History, due out in the spring of 2011. This is the only map of its kind done for any Atlantic salmon river in Canada, and this of the most famous of them, the Grand Cascapedia River.