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Re: "Wading Along the banks of time, Stick in hand" DVD

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Jeff,

I, unfortunately, got caught up in the facebook purge because I violated community standards, changed email provider and could not be reached at my old email and no cell phone did not meet their standards or they think I am an evil Russian, maybe one of my finest moments ;-). I know this is a serious commitment sight unseen but when done it will be AJ's book in HD. And a look at rods like no other as Mark and others will attest to.

And Thanks Mark, too much fun and well worth doing for my friends and subscribers.

Jeff

And if it goes right, try this link after 9:00 tonight 12/21/194

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2fNQLdKbWg

The video is up and available through the link above, enjoy. and just think that is one of almost 200 when finished, This epic is being brought to you by Cecil B Da Gnome :evil

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I received the first 2 disks yesterday and watched the first last night. Great stuff. Will the captions/description of each rod be available in a booklet? They were hard to read on the screen.
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Walt,

Many thanks

I did intend for these to be watched on the big screen and not on a small computer monitor. Did you watch it on a big screen HD TV??

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Very nice work Jeff!

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Found a copy of "Rod Crafting" under the tree.
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Walt it has a lot of the storyboards in it!! and the GTRS has alot that is not in Rod Crafting

Merry Christmas a bit belated

And for Mr. Richard Kuklis the early victorian rod that you donated to the GTRS, I have positively identified the rod as a Eugene Bartlett #6 trout rod circa 1878-1900, Thanks to Mr, Burton AKA Dustnstuff for the copy of the 1878 Bartlett catalog which shows who made that rod and a fair time frame for it.

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Clearing up some misinformation

1st set of two-disc is $40.00 plus shipping then each 2 disc set/ 2 hours thereafter is $25.00 including shipping

payment due by the 15th of each month with all DVDs shipped by the 21st of each month

thanks

Jeff

A video magazine about a favorite subject and done in a way that has not ever been done before.
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I received my DVD's and started watching them immediately. Jeff, this is outstanding work. As you know I have seen the GTRS three times and could see it another 300, but your narration on the DVD's adds priceless context. Thanks!

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Lon,

Thank You for taking this journey with me, I am excited about sending a complete set when done to the Bud Lilly trout collection, should be a great surprise for them;-)

disc #3 is done and I am working on #4. A good thing to do while taking care of Dad

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and a taste of what has been done so far:
Disc 1
#1 Anonymous American circa 1750-1800
#2 Anonymous American Circa 1750-1825 donated by A.J Campbell
#3 William Phinn Edinburgh Circa 1811-1831
#4 and 5 George Eaton #6 Crooked Lane London Circa 1825-1836
#6 William Copeham Back of Cheep side Taunton circa 1830-1860
#7 John Cheek “The Golden Perch” Walking Stick rod circa 1830-1850
#8 Maria Ustonson Maker to the queen circa 1837-1845
Maria Ustonson Part 2
#9 Holroyd circa 1843-1873
#10 Widow Phinn Circa 1832-1850’s
widow Phinn pt 2
Disc 2
#11 Anonymous English Circa 1830-1860
#12 Armstrong circa 1830-1860
Armstrong pt2
#13 Anonymous English circa 1830-1860
Rod building talk about hollow building
#14 J Chorlton English circa 1830-1870
#15 Chevalier, Bowness&Son circa 1856-1884
#16 C Farlow circa 1862-1884
#17 G Little & Co circa 1874-1880
#18 G Little & Co pt2
Disc 3;
#19 and #20 (TJ Week's rod)John Conroy Porters General Rod circa 1846-1860’s
PGR pt2
PGR pt3
#21 Anonymous American circa 1850’s
Anonymous American circa 1850’s pt2
#22 Anonymous American Salmon rod circa 1850’s
Anonymous American Salmon rod pt2
#23 George Burgess Norristown Pa circa 1850-1860’s
#24 Anonymous American Composite rod circa 1850-1860’s
#25 Anonymous English Composite rod circa 1850-1885
Disc 4
#26 The Rod in the coffin case circa 1845-1865
#27 Victorian Folk Art Rod circa 1850-1870
#28 & 29 C.F.Murphy Newark NJ circa 1863-mid 1870s
#30 Hiram L Leonard circa 1871-1873 1st marking/gunsmith stamp
edit; 1/1/20
Disc #5
#31 A&I "Best" circa 1875 Leonard copy of a Murphy
#32 Edward Vom Hofe Prototype 7 strip 3/2 circa the 1870s
#33 & 34 Bangor era Leonards 11'6 3/2 trout rod and an 18' 3/2 Salmon rod
#35 Bartlett #6 Trout rod circa 1878-1890
Disc 6 Master disc burned 1/16/2020
#36 & 37 Dingee Scribner&Son 18' 3/2 salmon rod and an 11'6" 2/3 trout rod circa 1879-1890
#38 Charles Baillie 1/2/2 15' circa the 1880s
#39 Joeseph Dalzell 2/2 circa 1883-1900
#40 Samuel A Allcock 3/2 12' composite wood and bamboo circa 1882
#41 John Enright&Son 8' 3/2 greenheart trout rod circa 1881-1882 edit;
the first true Parabolic and the taper of this rod is an extreme example of how a taper affects the action of the rod. The taper map of this rod has a definite convex taper and you literally can see the drop above the grip followed with a swell. that information will be available in the tech manual which is phase two of this project.

Disc 7
#42 and #43 and #44 Mills and son sole agents Leonards
#45 Mills&Son "STANDARD" 3/2 circa 1880-1900
#46 and 47 A.G.Spaulding&Bros "KOSMIC" trout and salmon rod
#48 John Kenyon Silkien 10' 2/2 independent grip
#49 The most Unusual rod ever made English circa 1882-1900

Disc 8
#50 ??
cooking right along and the next few discs will be heavily oriented to the time frame of 1870-1890, an amazing number of makers represented in that time frame, Conroys and Bartlett's and Mallesons and Scribners and Dalzells and Baillie's and Krider and Divine and Payne and and and the list keeps going.;-)
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Jeff, thanks for doing this. I go through your Rod Crafting book more than I want to admit, these are like having a private showing of the GTRS.
Hope your dad is well.

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Mike,

Thanks and I am glad you are enjoying them. Dad's eyesight is failing and so he requires more help now so I spend a lot of time with him other than that he is hanging in there pretty well.

Thanks again

from your gnome
Jeff

WAlt, I will do one disc that is nothing but story boards to go with the index and the Bibliography and footnotes DVD

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2nd set starts shipping today ;-)

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I just finished watching disc 2. As you know Jeff, I have seen the GTRS twice, once in the Catskills and again at Somerset. I got nothing like the level of information from seeing the exhibit as I am from the detailed explanations on the discs. I now anxiously await the discs on twentieth century rods, but admit to finding the nineteenth century information enlightening. You are doing important work with this.

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Time to send in your next payment for the subscription, most have but a few have not. disc are burned and ready to ship, shipped out 13 sets yesterday. Many thanks

Jeff

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Looking forward to this next installment...

Thanks Jeff.

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Mike

you should see set 2 anytime now!! I am having to stop using jewel cases and am going to sleeves due to cost.

looking forward to your next review!!!

humbly your gnome

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Hey Jeff, just working through 3 & 4 (thanks for the work), have you discussed Hapgood with Jerry G? Knowing JG's interest in the gunsmiths, I was wondering if he had a contact on the Boston gunsmiths that made tackle.

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Royce,

Looking forward to talking with Jerry G. about that rod after he has a chance to watch the video, in the next day or two for sure!!

Jeff

The add that A.J. had in "Classic & Antique Fly Fishing tackle" for Mr.Hapgood is a bit of a clue with the J and H on the rod appearing to be in the same font/style as in the add, yep I know it is a stretch but a place to start from for sure. old fishing rods with potential for being very historically important made by gunsmiths. Good stuff!! Page #241 to see that add for the Boston Gunmaker and dealer of Fishing tackle

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Since I'm the current custodian of AJ's notebook here's the image that AJ used on page 241, that Jeff is referencing.

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