6-strip Tonkin bamboo; c. 1950
“Pinky” Gillum pioneered, along with Jim Payne, the method of oven-tempering cane rather than tempering it with direct flame. He considered tempering the primary factor in building a superior rod. This rod belonged to world-traveling fly fisher Maxine Atherton.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Gift of Maxine Atherton