Graham Turner has completely rewritten his original work and expanded on the history of tackle across two centuries. If you are one of the 5500 collectors using his definitive reference guide from 1989, you will find the new tome is twice the size ( ...
A4, 730 pages and 1500 illustrations). Every chapter introduces new models including Allcock's, Farlow's Hardy Bros, while an Aerial Model Perfect is recorded that has never appeared in any other publication. The information on sidecasters, threadlines and Nottinghams is far more extensive than anything previously written. The section covering artificial baits is virtually a book in itself and contains a complete illustrated listing for lures by Hardy Bros (1880s-1960), and the first historical record of James Gregory, together with his jewel-like creations; the long awaited history of the English brothers from Redditch that traded as Wyers Freres and created the finest tackle shop in Paris, is also provided. A winch that has been a legend for over two centuries and aptly described as the Holy Grail Of Fishing Reels is finally revealed - Onesimus Ustonson's original Multiplying Winch. This is a new Bible for collectors of American Tackle. The section on American tackle covers patents for the main features on reels also an illustrated history of the Kentucky makers. However new discoveries detailed in the book will rewrite the basic history of American reels and show precision engineering and smooth running reels were not introduced by Snyder or any Kentucky maker but were in use in the 18th century; the level-wind is also shown to have been fitted in the 1760s. Members of the NFLCC will read about the early history of artificial baits (pre-1820), also the lures their country's fishermen and women were using for a hundred years and more before their first tackle makers started in business. Steve Vernon, Ron Gast and Karl White have material included from the original and have expressed their excitement at the prospect of the new book. "Fishing Tackle: The Ultimate Collector's Guide" is set to take over the mantle of definitive reference work for the 21st century.
Number of pages: 732
Date of publication: 01/07/2009
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