This book is intended as an aid for those who wish to pursue the art of cane-rod making or repairing. The reader will find a wealth of information regarding the methods, devices, and techniques that can only be learned by testing, trial and error. Many tips are given to guide the rod-maker in how to accomplish a particular and/or unusually difficult task. While a number of books and references are available for the basics of rod building, this book focuses on specific information and problem solving. The tips include: heat treating and moisture control; color toning; how to use and build equipment; ferrules; grips; rod wrapping, finishing and gluing; tapers; and more. Of special interest is an often sought after collection of nearly 300 rod tapers by many famous rod builders.Gould, Ray is the author of 'Cane Rods Tips & Tapers' with ISBN 9781571883087 and ISBN 1571883088.