Gillum Fly Rod

6-strip Tonkin bamboo
Harold Steele “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

Yearc. 1950Accession No.1976.045.002Made byHarold Steele “Pinky” Gillum