E.W. Edwards Rod

E.W. Edwards (Connecticut)
6-strip Bamboo; c. 1920
“Bill” Edwards apprenticed with Hiram Leonard. His own rod company was variously located in his home state of Maine, as well as New York and finally Connecticut. He pioneered the tempering process that brought Tonkin cane into favor as the “cane of choice” over Calcutta cane.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
1971.046.001

Year1920Accession No.1971.046.001Made byE.W. Edwards