Reviews Description: ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE FISHING RODS 4th Printing (November 2002). This most recent printing includes a revised and updated price guide with additional historical data and rod maker listings. It is a valuable resource for the collector, antique dealer or angler interested in classic fly rods, bait casting rods, spinning and ocean rods produced from bamboo, wood, fiberglass and steel. The author provides a concise history of rod construction techniques and offers detailed analysis of important fishing rod design patents granted from 1875 to 1950. Close-up photography of distinctive components for identification with a complete system for evaluating rod condition.