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The Celebrated Reels of Edward vom Hofe, Bingham, Ted
1 Bingham, Ted The Celebrated Reels of Edward vom Hofe
Brightwaters, NY Privately Printed 2009 0615168825 / 9780615168821 First Edition Hard Cover As New No Jacket: As Issued Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
160 pp. Hardcover Limited Edition one of 231 copies. An un-numbered unsigned copy. The first book ever written about the work of master craftsman and inventive genius, Edward vom Hofe. The history of this famous reel maker and his extraordinary reels has been elusive until now. Whether you collect fishing tackle, deal in antiques, or just want to learn more about a treasured family heirloom, you’ll find this ground-breaking work invaluable. If you've ever looked at an Edward vom Hofe reel and wondered what model it was, when it was made, how rare it was, or what it was worth, this book is for you. This volume puts the solid information you’ll need at your fingertips. A chronology of company names and addresses allows the reader to date many of the products produced. Every cataloged reel he made is identified with detailed descriptions and photos. Flow charts allow for the identification of early model reels which do not contain serial numbers. For reels which do contain serial numbers, the code is revealed so each reel can now be dated. A value guide, based on years of accumulated data from private sales and auctions, is included for each model. History buffs will find a complete family history that begins with his fathers immigration, and follows Edward through his apprenticeship, business beginnings, marriage and children. Profuse use of charts and photos show Edward, his record fish, residential and business addresses, and the Fulton Street showroom. For years, misconceptions and assumptions about the man and his business have be repeated so many times that what was fiction is now considered fact. Contrary to popular belief he did not arrive at Ellis Island, NY, he was not a watchmaker, and his first business address was not 102 Fulton Street. These and numerous other historical inaccuracies are debunked and many new and surprising facts are uncovered! 
Price: 247.50 USD
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2 Brown, Jim A Treasury of Reels: The Fishing Reel Collection of the American Museum of Fly Fishing
Manchester VT The Museum of American Fly Fishing 1990 0962511102 / 9780962511103 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
[6] 199 pp. [colophon] Limited edition of 500 copies 8.5x11.25" Some shelf rubbing on this fragile dustjacket, and a 1" tear at the top of the rear panel. Now in protective mylar 
Price: 157.50 USD
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3 Brown, Jim A Treasury of Reels: The Fishing Reel Collection of the American Museum of Fly Fishing
Manchester, VT The American Museum of Fly Fishing 1990 0962511110 / 9780962511110 First Edition Half-Leather As New No Jacket: As Issued Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Author & Illustrator
[2], [signed tissued guarded frontis], [6], 199 pp. [1] In a matching buckram and leather clamshell box. 
Price: 270.00 USD
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Collectible Fishing Reels, Caiati, Carl
4 Caiati, Carl Collectible Fishing Reels
Atglen, PA Schiffer Pub Ltd 2003 0764317679 / 9780764317675 First Edition Trade Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
160 pp. A detailed history of the development of fishing reel technology and fascinating stories of the notable manufacturers who produced them are related here. Fly casting, bait casting, spinning, and spin casting reels produced in America and Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are shown in over 180 fine photographs and drawings. Reels produced by famous manufacturers are shown, including J. C. Conroy and Company*TM, William Mills*TM, Julius Von Hofe*TM, and the Kentucky reel smiths B. F. Meek & Sons*TM and B.C. Milam*TM. Current market values are provided in tables. This book will be prized by anyone who has ever cast a line out over the water on a cool, still morning. 
Price: 26.96 USD
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5 Campbell, A. J. Classic and Antique Fly-Fishing Tackle: A Guide for Collectors and Anglers
New York Lyons Press 2002 1585744859 / 9781585744855 First Trade Paper Trade Paperback New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
358 pp. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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A Conversation with Oscar Kovalovsky:, Douglas, Robert & Lauve, Larry
6 Douglas, Robert & Lauve, Larry A Conversation with Oscar Kovalovsky:
Cincinatti Whitefish Press 2009 0981510272 / 9780981510279 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
frontis, [3] i, 114 pp. One of 150 copies. On a warm and sunny day in May, 1995, Larry Lauve and Robert Douglas joined Oscar Kovalovsky at his home in Kernville, California, for a series of conversations about his life, about working with his father, Arthur Kovalovsky, and about the reels Oscar dsigned and built. It was a fascinating journey through time with one of the most innovative fishing reel makers of the 20th century and a living link to the grand days of big-game fishing. In these pages, you will read about Oscar’s background and history, his relationship to his famed reelmaking father and a host of legendary anglers ranging from Harry Adams to Zane Grey, his opinion of other California reel makers like J.A. Coxe, Arthur Stead, and Carl Klein, and his own theories on reel making, drag mechanisms, and both saltwater and fly reel design. 
Price: 108.00 USD
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7 Ernest Schweibert Trout Tackle: ONE
New York E. P. Dutton 1984 052548082X / 9780525480822 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good - 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
[10], 258 pp. Book: A 1.75" razor-like cut on the front cover 
Price: 9.00 USD
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8 Garcia, L.A. Handcrafting a Graphite Fly Rod
Portland, OR Frank Amato Publications 1992 1878175580 / 9781878175588 First Edition Spiral Bound Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
46 pp. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The American Devon & McGinty Minnow: Identification and Price Guide, Guist, Robert
9 Guist, Robert The American Devon & McGinty Minnow: Identification and Price Guide
Cincinatti Whitefish Press 2008 First Edition Trade Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
100 pp. For the first time ever, noted outdoor writer Robert E. "Bob" Guist brings you the definitive identification guide to the American McGinty and Devon Minnow. A uniquely American twist on the Phantom Minnow, this lure has puzzled collectors and historians alike. Guist unravels the complicated web of the McGinty, from its origins in the 1920s up to the 1990s. Used primarily by "River Rats" for walleye and other river fish, readers will be surprised to discover that the McGinty was manufactured from Washington State to Massachusetts, and many spots in between. From the major manufacturers and resellers like Pflueger, Eppinger, Horrocks-Ibbotson, Paw Paw Bait Company, Abbey & Imbrie, and AL&W to the small mom-and-pop cottage makers like John Popplecheck, Ed & Delores Miller, Chuck Hayes, and Steve Oravec, this book covers the McGinty in incredible detail. Fully illustrated and with many tips on how to distinguish one from the other, this book is a must have for the collector. 
Price: 31.46 USD
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10 Henkin, Harmon Fly Tackle: A Guide to the Tools of the Trade
Hagerstown, MD Lippincott 1976 0397010729 / 9780397010721 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
240 pp. 
Price: 11.25 USD
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11 Hilyard, Graydon R. Bogdan
Portland, OR Frank Amato Publications 2006 1571883991 / 9781571883995 First Edition Hard Cover New No Jacket: As Issued Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Both Author & Subject
This Limited Edition is leather bound, in dustjacket, with a slipcase. One of 250 copies. Attached to the slipcase spine is a metal Bogdan Reel insignia. Also, included with the limited is a portrait print signed by Stan Bogdan. By print artist David Rust. First Printing, First Edition. Bogdan reels are the Rolls-Royce of the fly-reel industry. Know for their impeccable performance, endurance, and superb craftsmanship, these reels have landed everything from trout to tarpon. If a Bogdan reel goes back to the maker for a repair, it's usually something like replacing the original 30-year-old crank handle, worn out from decades of intense use. The two-year waiting list for a Bogdan is who's who of the rich and famous, including businessmen, royalty and sports superstars. The List is impervious to bribes and sob one jumps to the front of the line. The man behind these world-class reels is quiet and modest, with a fascinating history that goes back to the 1930s, when the flagship New York City Abercrombie & Fitch store was strictly a high-end sporting goods store. This fascinating autobiography of the man and his reels is beautifully written and full of history, including important photographs, correspondence, and stories from Stan and his fiercely loyal clientele. This book is a must for all Bogdan reel owners...and for those of us who can only dream of it. 
Price: 355.50 USD
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12 Homel, D.B. Antique Fly Reels: A History & Value Guide
Bellingham, WA Forrest Park Publishers 1998 1879522144 / 9781879522145 First Edition Hard Cover As New No Jacket: As Issued Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Author
[colophon], 160 pp. Book number one of a limited edition of thirty copies. In slipcase 
Price: 225.00 USD
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13 Homel, Dan; Homel, D.B. Antique & Collectible Fishing Rods: Identification & Value Guide
Bellingham, WA Forrest Park Publishers 1997 1879522071 / 9781879522077 First Edition Trade Paperback As New Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Author
[colophon], 128 pp. In maroon leather with gilt lettering. Model listings and historical data on key bamboo fly rod makers. A concise, straightforward guide to fishing rods priced in three levels of condition. Includes illustrations, patent drawings, historical data, antique rod maintenance and repair tips. 
Price: 202.50 USD
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14 Jellison, Harold & Homel, Dan Antique & Collectible Fishing Reels
Bellingham, WA Forrest Park Publishers 1996 1879522063 / 9781879522060 First Edition Trade Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
192 pp. 
Price: 54.00 USD
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15 Jellison, Harold & Homel, Dan Antique & Collectible Fishing Reels: Identification, Evaluation, and Maintenance
Bellingham, WA Forrest Park Publishers 1998 1879522136 / 9781879522138 Trade Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
144 pp. 
Price: 63.00 USD
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America's Fly Lines, Johnson, Victor R. Jr
16 Johnson, Victor R. Jr America's Fly Lines
Vallejo, CA EP Press 2003 0974053104 / 9780974053103 First Edition Trade Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
166 pp. Foreward by Leon Chandler. The evolution of the modern fly line from its horsehair and silk beginnings to the present. Also a good reference work for collectors. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Pflueger Fishing Lure & Misc. Fishing Tackle Patents, Jolly, Jerald
17 Jolly, Jerald Pflueger Fishing Lure & Misc. Fishing Tackle Patents
Cincinatti Whitefish Press 2008 0981510248 / 9780981510248 First Edition Trade Paperback As New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
210 pp. In this book, Jolly reproduces and synopsizes the 48 lure and 22 miscellaneous tackle patents (hooks, bobbers, stringers, etc.) granted to Pflueger, as well as 23 patents assigned, purchased, or licensed by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company. From Neverfail hardware to the Cyclone Spinner to the legendary Flying Hellgramite, each patent is illustrated with its patent drawing, and where appropriate, a photo or catalog cut of each patented item. The perfect companion for any Pflueger collector or fishing historian, this book will give the reader a deeper appreciation and understanding of Pflueger fishing tackle. 
Price: 22.46 USD
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Patented Hooks, Harnesses & Bait-Holders, Kieny, Jeff
18 Kieny, Jeff Patented Hooks, Harnesses & Bait-Holders
Cincinatti Whitefish Press 2008 0981510221 / 9780981510224 First Edition Trade Paperback New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
410 pp. Hooks are the most elemental and important tool in catching fish – predating ‘lures’, they form the foundation of fishing. This work is the most comprehensive study of hooks (including spring-loaded and mechanical hooks), harnesses and bait-holders ever published. Mr. Kieny takes the reader on an eye-opening, chronological walk through history; a walk that is as much about the inventors as their products. Hundreds of patented examples are individually profiled, discussed and valued. Each is photographed, presented with its original patent image, and assigned a “findability-factor.” Detailed background, historical and introductory sections arm the reader with rich past and current perspectives on this emerging collectibles area. Other sections feature hundreds of photographs and descriptions covering both general and company-specific collections, store and salesman displays, country-specific foreign examples and an exciting show ‘n tell area. The breadth and diversity of the hook/harness area is unequalled in any other tackle collectibles area. Representing over 15 years of active research, this book is a must read for anyone interested in fishing history or tackle collecting. 
Price: 40.46 USD
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19 Kimball, Art; Kimball, Scott Early Fishing Plugs of the U.S.A.: A Collector's History
Boulder Junction, Wi Aardvark Publications 1989 096049068X / 9780960490684 Third Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
xi, 12-231 pp. [1] Book: All corners clean aznd sharp, some spine edge rubbing. 
Price: 67.50 USD
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The History of the Fish Hook in America, Larson, Todd E. A.
20 Larson, Todd E. A. The History of the Fish Hook in America
Cincinatti Whitefish Press 2007 098151023X / 9780981510231 First Edition Trade Paperback As New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
352 pp. The first of a three-volume series on the history of the American fish hook traces the origins of the hook industry from its humble beginnings in Brooklyn to its position as a major competitor both in foreign and domestic markets by 1900. The product of more than ten years of research, this work covers - much of it for the first time ever in print - the detailed history of the manufacturers and wholesalers who provided Americans with billions of hooks during this era. Fully illustrated with over 200 images, including many of rare and collectable fish hooks, the first volume is 352 pages and should appeal to fishermen, collectors, and history buffs alike. 
Price: 22.46 USD
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