Well...I bought the book, here in Kelso of all places. (Tweedside Tackle has started selling really top fishing books..They even have the 2Vol. Cascapedia tome by Hoagy Carmichael instock. I dont know the US cost of the book on Mr. Bogden, but it costs the equivalent of US$ 95.00 over here in the UK.
I have only had time to flip over the pages, but the first impression is that this is an extremely good, well produced book with an absolute wealth of information - especially the oddities such as the 5 1/2" Alta reel. A worthy new member for my rather small but select library.
I would like to see a similar book published with Hoagy Carmichael as the subject! After all his contribution to fly-fishing is very large, his own books are superb. And he gave so many people so much pleasure and information on Mr Garrison.
Also his own skills with bamboo rod making are not to be sneezed at...his rods are as good as they get! On a personal note it was Hoagy who introduced me to Mr Bogdan's reels when he showed me his (perforated) 300M whilst visiting the UK. (I lived in London back then about 20+ years ago.)
Such a book would make an excellent member of my library!!
Last edited by Tweed Dweller; 05-04-2007 at 07:16 PM.