At Alder Creek publishing we believe a good book is like a good friend, both can enrich one’s life. As an independent publishing house, specializing in split bamboo rodmaking and all things related, Alder Creek realizes that to make it in the big world of books we must provide unique, high-interest material in a quality format. Quite simply, that’s our goal. Whether it’s a technical chapter on split bamboo rodmaking or a thought-provoking nature essay, we hope that taking an Alder Creek title off of the shelf is like getting together with an old friend.
As you explore our offerings you’ll find titles for the angler, the craftsman, the weekend woodsman, and the contemporary Thoreau. Titles for those who love to fly fish and those who love a fly fisherman.
At Alder Creek we believe a good book should not only read well but look good too. Attractive dust jackets, quality bindings and hard covers along with artistic illustrations make an Alder Creek title a visual as well as a literary journey. We know that picking up a good book, feeling the strength of its spine and crispness of a page is still an important part of a “Good Read.”
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Never before in angling history has there been such an attempt to gather, edit and compile the knowledge found between these covers. With over 7 years worth of information on split bamboo rods along with international reader involvement, The Planing Form newsletter has kept the flame alive.
In Volume II of Best of The Planing Form the reader will discover the latest creative genius from professional and amateur craftsmen worldwide. An international journey of the latest trends, techniques, and innovations found in today’s world of split bamboo rodmaking awaits the reader.
Now available — a DVD with all 150 back issues of The Planing Form (years 1990 to 2014) and a 174 page, hard-copy index, organized in a six category table of contents. Search more than 1,500 pages of rod making history by dates, titles, authors, tapers, ads and places/events!
In this special series, George Barnes writes about early construction theories of bamboo fly rods and how the process has evolved. In book one, How To Make Bamboo Fly Rods, George explains his procedures and early construction theories. Book two, entitled Fly Rods Galore presents 25 years of changes in the rodmakers’ art.
In Changing Planes, Kathy Scott takes plane in hand, learning the craft from her husband, David Van Burgel, an experienced, highly talented, rodmaker. The nature of change, the changes in nature, and the inspirations of community are intertwined in the resulting engaging journal of their lives together.