Split and Glued by Vincent Marinaro
Bill Harms & Tom Whittle
Acclaimed as one of Pennsylvania's most influential fly-fishermen & authors, the book connects Marinaro's life & times to the larger world of fly-fishing & the history of bamboo rod-making.
Focuses on Marinaro's bamboo rod building interests while providing biographical & historical info.
Covers: his influence on angling, streams, entomology & fish habits; founding of the Fly Fisher's Club of Harrisburg; connections w/ well-known Catskill & Michigan anglers; friendship w/ President Jimmy Carter & international fishing on the rivers Itchen & Test. Kim Mellema.
"Split & Glued By Vincent C. Marinaro" is the inscription Vince put on each of his fly rods and serves as the title for this new work. Harms and Whittle analyze Marinaro's rods and account for his path to becoming a maker of bamboo fly rods - his design criteria and building practices.
Hardcover, 300pgs, 216x279mm 2008