A rod dating history
The length of the rod can vary between 2 and 20 feet (0.61 and 6.10 m).
To entice fish, bait or lures are impaled on one or more hooks attached to the line.
Compleat Angler was written by Izaak Walton in 1653 (although Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century) and described the fishing in the Derbyshire Wye.
Handles and grips were generally of cork, wood, or wrapped cane.He received a Royal Warrant and became the official supplier of fishing tackle to three successive monarchs starting with King George IV over this period.The impact of the Industrial Revolution was first felt in the manufacture of fly lines.The art of fly fishing took a great leap forward after the English Civil War, where a newly found interest in the activity left its mark on the many books and treatises that were written on the subject at the time.The renowned officer in the Parliamentary army, Robert Venables, published in 1662 The Experienced Angler, or Angling improved, being a general discourse of angling, imparting many of the aptest ways and choicest experiments for the taking of most sorts of fish in pond or river.