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  • Gold-enhanced models of the Mitchell 300 are among the very rarest of the French company’s output. We look at all the gold models and tell you how to identify them.
  • Shang Wheeler was one of the finest of all fish carvers. Many consider his work the equal of Elmer Crowell, whose decoys have sold for more than $800,000.We take a look at the wide range of Wheeler’s work.
  • Fred Buller examines the arguments for and against Dame Juliana Berners being the author of what many consider to be the first book in fishing.
  • Plus: Black bass were introduced into several UK lakes in the 1930s. In most cases, they disappeared — except in one lake. An early warning that Bernard Venables’ posthumous autobiography looks likely to sell out even before it’s published; the sale of a US man’s 4,000-book library; a new Aerialstyle centrepin that is beeing made by Hardy’s; the 1850s winch that sold for £11,000; an exhibition of Zane Grey’s taackle and memorabilia; the prints that pioneered fly fishing for salmon; what happended to angling sales in the wake of September 11, and lots, lots more.
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