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The Complete Book of Rod Building and Tackle Making


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In its first edition, published in 1993, The Complete Book of Tackle Making became the reference of choice for builders of fine tackle and casual craftsmen alike. It saved countless anglers thousands of dollars, and now, with this new edition—revised, updated, and expanded to accommodate the many developments in tackle making methods, equipment, and materials made since then—it can continue to do so for years to come.

Twenty-seven chapters and helpful appendixes include everything readers need to know about tools, spinners, bucktails, jigs, sinkers, plastic lures and plugs, wire leaders, painting and finishing methods, basic and advanced rod building, basic and decorative wraps, necessary knots and splices, tackle care and repair, suppliers and manufacturers, and much more. With more than eight hundred photographs and clear, step-by-step instruction throughout, this book is the ultimate reference for the tackle tinkerer.


The most thorough work ever published on making and caring for fishing tackle.

About the Author

C. Boyd Pfeiffer is an award-winning outdoor journalist known for his expertise in fresh and salt water fishing, tackle, fly tying, fly fishing, and outdoor photography. He has authored twenty-three books, served as outdoor editor of the Washington Post, and served as a consultant to the fishing tackle industry. He lives in Phoenix, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

1 Tools and Materials

2 Substitute Tools and Tools to Make

3 Spinners

4 Bucktails and Jigs

5 Sinkers and Tin Squids

6 Spinnerbaits and Buzzbaits

7 Soft-Plastic Lures

8 Spoons

9 Wood Plugs

10 Plastic Plugs

11 Offshore Lures

12 Miscellaneous Lures

13 Wire Leaders and Rigging

14 Tackle Accessories

15 Painting and Finishing

16 Making Molds for Lead and Soft-Plastic Lures

17 Rod Blanks and Rod Parts

18 Basic Rod-Building

19 Building Specific Rod Styles

20 Handle and Grip Assembly

21 Guide and Part Spacing

22 Guide Wrappings and Variations

23 Simple Butt Wraps and Decorative Wraps

24 Complex Butt Wraps and Decorative Wraps

25 Finishing Touches and Finishing Rods

26 Chopping Blanks and Making Ferrules

27 Rod Variations

Appendix A: Rod and Tackle Care

Appendix B: Sales of Tackle

Appendix C: Conversion Tables

Appendix D: Sizing Charts

Appendix E: Knots, Splices, and Snells

Appendix F: List of Suppliers and Manufacturers


Selected Bibliography and More Information Index

Product Details

Pfeiffer, C. Boyd
Lyons Press
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830 b/w photos and illustrations
11 x 8.5 in

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Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » Fishing » Equipment
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » Fishing » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Equipment and Supplies

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