Bill Harms

  The book
      Written by Bill Harms and Tom Whittle
      Foreword by Hoagy B. Carmichael
      Illustrations by Kim Mellema
  The hardcover, Trade Edition is available now. The signed and numbered, Limited Edition is leather-bound, includes a slip-case, and will become available in mid-September, 2007.
  Vince Marinaro has long been acclaimed as one of Pennsylvania's most influential authors and fly-fishermen--a career that was both extensive and varied. "Split & Glued By Vincent C. Marinaro" is the inscription Vince put on each of his own fly rods, and serves as the title for this new work. Harms and Whittle connect Marinaro's life and times to the larger world of fly-fishing and bamboo rod-making, analyze his rods and account for his path to becoming a maker--his design criteria and building practices.
  The book  
    The format of the book is 8 " x 11", contains approximately 300 full-color pages, and features 11 original paintings, 225 photographs, 50 drawings, plus charts of all Marinaro's rod tapers.