Catalog - James Acord's Leather
Detail of a fly rod case, with a tooled and painted trout on the side. Besides trout, Jimmy has been working with many Salmon Fly images on his new cases, and can reproduce any fly in stunning life like detail which is hand tooled and painted.
My Custom Order Wait List
I am now taking orders for July, 2023, because my wait list of custom orders is full, up to that point. I am also happy to sell gift certificates for all occasions, including Christmas gift certificates.
To put your order in line, email or call me to discuss what you want. When we settle on a price and you've send your half-down deposit, your order has its place on my wait list. Besides taking an order for you, I can sell you a gift certificate for someone else, which will give your recipient a place on my waiting list, and is really nice for if you're not sure what to custom order for someone else. This way, they can discuss their custom order with me, for the amount you've given them, or they can add more money to it to get something extra.
Here's a nice article about my work, from 2012.
Welcome to the catalog. It represents work by one of the few leather artists in fly fishing who custom makes each order entirely by himself, with such quality, detail, and art involved, often working with the customer's own illustrations. This is not a cottage industry, and this situation, of a craftsman lovingly working each order himself, is almost impossible to find in the United States anymore. Enjoy looking at samples of Jimmy's work here, and contact him soon, to order you own functional art piece.
Note: Jimmy can make any case as a simple, untooled, unpainted case, very plain and classic, without any art, for people who prefer to totally focus on the well made construction of his hand work.
Here you'll see examples of what Jimmy has been creating, along with relative prices. Jimmy makes mostly custom order work. Therefore there is very little premade inventory! Look at the examples and think about what you want for your personalized order. Then call, or e-mail Jimmy, to discuss your order.
Prices here are subject to change, but once a price is quoted to you, and you've made a deposit on an order, or paid in full for an existing piece, your price is locked in. Along with the prices you see in this catalog, there is shipping and, in Ohio, sales tax. There is no order form, as every order is custom made.
You need to make a one-half deposit on orders, before they will be made.
Check out the deerskin baby booties Jimmy makes. People love to order them as baby presents. Find them in the Miscellaneous page of the catalog.
Wetmolding a cigar case, with Willy's supervision, again. Jimmy makes all his own wooden molds for forming shaped cases. He uses only his own plans and patterns.
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