These are the detailed pages designed to accompany items on show at Fly Fest Scotland 2018.
Anderson of Edinburgh, "Dunkeld Princess"
Roderick Anderson had been making fishing equipment in the Tayside village of Dunkeld since the mid 1900’s. On his death in 1884 his sons relocated the business to Edinburgh, where they also developed golfing equipment. All of the Anderson rods were called “Dunkeld”, but the Dunkeld Princess has some singular features. It is relatively short and light, with very minimal furniture and of course the reason for this is that it is intended as a ladies’ rod. Women fishing with rod and line was not unusual in the nineteenth century, and was even more significant into the twentieth. Remember the record rod-caught salmon of Georgina Ballantine? You will see that by now the rod is beginning to take the familiar form we recognise today, with a clear handle, snake guides, ferrules and equally sized sections.