Modern Fly-Casting Methods

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Lefty Kreh is arguably the world's best-known fly fisher, and in MODERN FLY-CASTING METHODS he has distilled his decades of fly-casting wisdom into a compact, thoroughly illustrated guide on the best way to cast. Using his years of experience teaching novice and expert fly fishers alike, Lefty shows:

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Overview

Lefty Kreh is arguably the world's best-known fly fisher, and in MODERN FLY-CASTING METHODS he has distilled his decades of fly-casting wisdom into a compact, thoroughly illustrated guide on the best way to cast. Using his years of experience teaching novice and expert fly fishers alike, Lefty shows:

• The modern fly-casting method illustrated from the front, side, and overhead
• The effects of bending the wrist during the acceleration
• The baseball throw cast
• The single water haul and double water haul
• Common casting problems and solutions

MODERN FLY-CASTING METHODS includes over a hundred pen-and-ink drawings by award-winning illustrator Rod Walinchus that show every detail of each method, as well as dozens of gorgeous full-color photographs by the author. Few great fly casters are able to explain their intuitive skill. In this compact gem, one of the greatest casters and casting teachers shows anglers of all skill levels the best way to cast.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585747894
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

LEFTY KREH is an internationally known and respected master in the field of fly fishing. He has taught fly-casting and fly-fishing techniques since the 1950s, and he has fished in all fifty states, every province in Canada, Iceland, and much of Europe, South America, and the South Pacific. Lefty is the author of the L.L. Bean Saltwater Fly-Fishing Handbook (page 156), Presenting the Fly (page 159), Fly Fishing in Salt Water (page 154), Saltwater Fly Patterns (page 160), Practical Fishing Knots (with Mark Sosin, page 159), and 101 Fly-Fishing Tips (page 158). He lives in Maryland.

ROD WALINCHUS has illustrated numerous books on the outdoors, including Practical Fishing Knots (page 159) and Western Fly-Fishing Strategies (page 159). He lives in Livingston, Montana.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
The Five Principles of Lefty Kreh's Modern Fly Casting Method 19
Principle Number One 19
Principle Number Two 22
Principle Number Three 25
Principle Number Four 28
Principle Number Five 33
Conclusion 37
Lefty Kreh's Modern Fly Casting Method 39
Side View 40
Front View 46
Overhead View 49
Mastering the Essential Casts 51
Loop Size as a Determinant of Line Speed and Distance 51
A Tool That Will Help You Form Better Loops 53
The Conventional Cast 56
The Effects of Bending the Wrist During Acceleration 58
The Double Haul 61
The Inefficient Double Haul 62
Double Hanling Correctly 64
Roll Casting 70
The Conventional Roll Cast 71
Roll Casting Correctly 72
The Distance Roll Cast 76
The Single Water Haul 79
The Double Water Haul 81
Casting with the Wind 84
Casting into the Wind 85
Casting with the Wind Blowing to the Rod Side of the Angler 86
The Change of Direction Cast 89
Casting with Little Room Behind You 92
The Right Angle Cast 94
Controlling Line on the Shoot 97
Controlling Line when Wading 101
The Long Line Pick-up 105
The Baseball Throw Cast 107
The Proper Stripping Guide Size 110
Throwing an Extra-high Back Cast 112
Shooting Head Tricks 116
The Speed Cast 119
Helping a Speed Cast 125
The Most Common Casting Mistakes 127
Raising the Elbow Too High 128
Tailing Loops 131
Three Other Common Mistakes 134
Pulling the Loop Apart 134
Causing the Line to Snap, Crackle or Pop 136
Straightening Out the Line Completely on the Back Cast 136
Index 141
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