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Essence of Fly Casting by Mel Kreiger


A standard in fly casting instruction!


Mel is a gifted teacher and a skilled caster. In this book, he’ll stand beside you and guide you through the basics, work with you on more advanced skills or help eliminate problem areas. No one in our time has done a better job of explaining fly casting or teaching it.

Excellent photo sequences demonstrate the techniques. 125 B/w photos, 26 illus; 8×11 inches, 144 pgs. The Essence of Flycasting is teaching at its best. Beginning with the fundamental mechanics of a fly cast, the elements of good form, flyfishing tackle and flyfishing situations, this comprehensive reference work takes the reader through the roll cast, basic cast, line handling, the double haul, distance casting and the other techniques essential to competent flyfishing.

Beautiful photographs by Ben Blackwell, and graphic drawings illustrating every move described in the text make this book equally at home on the coffee table or on the ground beside the caster.