Edmund Garrison Rod

Edmund Garrison (New York)
6-strip Tonkin Bamboo; c. 1940
“Gary” arranged the bamboo strips in his rods so that each node was surrounded by five solid sides, a system that has not been copied because it uses so more cane than other methods of construction. This rod is one of the few “parabolic” action rods (advocated by author John Alden Knight) that Garrison made. It was owned by Otto von Kienbusch, an angling book collector whose library, considered the finest of its time, resides at Princeton University.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
1994.020.003
Gift of Hoagy Carmichael, Jr.

Year1940Accession No.1994.020.003Made byEdmund Garrison