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Hooked on Floats by Jeff Della Mura
Hooked on Floats by Jeff Della Mura
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Standard First edition
: Limited to 340 copies, hardcover with red linen covering, gold foil blocking to spine and cover. Also red silk marker ribbon and full colour printed, gloss laminated dust jacket. £50 plus £12.99 P&P.
Superior First Edition: Limited to 60 Copies, half-bound in leather with handmade marbled paper to face boards. Gold foil blocking and five raised bands to spine. Also red silk marker ribbon and red linen covered, lined slipcase. Plus inserted sovenir folder containing free original production sketches and artworks. £210 plus £13.99 P&P.

There are approx 435 pages 165mm wide X 240mm high full colour throughout.

Vintage fishing floats from 1860 to 1960 - A true collectors companion!

- An Angling Bygones and Collectables reference work.
- An easy to read collector's companion sprinkled gently with wit.
- Features British classic float patterns and their likely dates.
- Took around four years to research and write.
- Features the author's own collection, plus several guests.
- Includes a sample tour of world floats, particularly the USA.
- Includes contributions from international collectors.
- Hundreds of unique colour images.
- More than 400 information pages in colour.
- Contains around 77,000 words.
- Shows many previously unseen and rare patterns.
- Features vintage ephemera and memorabilia.
- Cites sources for further information.
- Offers cash rewards for unsolved mysteries.

Order now I can't see this one being around for long!

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A perfect publication.

- 30/12/2012

Brilliant. Concise,intelligent with just the right amount of information and humour. Every home should have a copy.

Welcome Publication

- 22/10/2012

Thursday Review: Jeff Della Mura's Hooked on Floats

I've been interested in floats (or bobbers as Americans call them) for many years. Although I mainly fly fish, and have for a number of years, I grew up bait fishing, and even as a youth my father had a fairly broad selection of bobbers, ranging from old cork egg-shaped Ideal bobbers from the 1920s all the way up to the mechanical plastic monstrosities of the 1950s and 1960s. One thing's for sure; for something designed to simply hold a bait at a certain depth, it's amazing the diversity of design that float creators have utilized over the years.

All of this makes Jeff Della Mura's new book Hooked on Floats such a welcome publication. It is an astoundingly interesting and fun book that fills a badly needed gap on the tackle historian's shelf.

The book details a great amount of history on the background to the float, largely (but not exclusively) from a British perspective. It begins with a detailed look at a number of important float collectors an...


- 04/10/2012

I couldn't fault it! It's bloody excellent!

Most Obsessive....

- 04/10/2012

Probably the most obsessive float collector in England.....


- 04/10/2012

I really can't put it down it's addictive! You have been warned. If you do not collect floats now I'm sure you will be scouring Car Boot sales, auctions etc in the near future looking to find some gems that appear in this book.Wonderful.

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