Sewell N. Dunton and the Montague City Rod & Reel Company
John A. Spear
BOOK DETAILS4.25" x 6.875" Softcover * Black-and-White Images * 186 Total Pages • Footnoted and annotated by Dr. Todd E.A. Larson
ABOUT THE BOOKIn 1972, John A. Spear, a life long English teacher and member of the New York Anglers' Club, set out to tell the story of the Montague City Rod Company. Over the next two years, he dedicated most of his time and effort studying the various aspects of this company's history. That research included an extensive interview and correspondence with Sewell N. Dunton, for 24 years Montague’s Treasurer and the man who purchased their bamboo rod making equipment and who continued making rods until the 1970s. Spear’s sudden illness and death stopped his passion project in its tracks. Now, hoever, after being lost for nearly 50 years, Spear's research is finally being published. It reveals much about Montague that has never before been in print. Edited and annotated by Todd E.A. Larson, this work includes a biography of Spear, his complete and unedited interview with Dunton, the full text of 21 letters written between the two, and an extensive photographic tour of Dunton’s rod works showing much of the Montague equipment.
ABOUT THE FLY ANGLER'S DESKTOP LIBRARYThe Fly Angler's Desktop Library is a return to the Golden Age of Books, when bigger was not necessarily better. It was a time when publishers like Borzoi Books lovingly crafted beautiful, compact volumes. Now, we can recapture the classic look and feel of these wonderful books in a new series dedicated to bringing out long forgotten treatises as well as new, original works on the art and beauty of fly angling. At a compact 4.25" x 6.875" size, these books are designed to be proudly displayed on the desktop, just like in the olden days. With learned and interesting introductions and appendices of additional materials, you won't want to miss any of these little gems.
The Whitefish Press