Learn to Fly-Cast in a Weekend

Learn to Fly-Cast in a Weekend

by Tim Rolston

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BN ID: 2940033054770
Publisher: Tim Rolston
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

I am an outdoorsman, not a computer boffin, or at least that was the picture when I started this a few years back. Since then I have become caught up with the advantages of electronic media. Steep learning curves continue, frustrations abound but out of that crucible have I think come some really worthwhile publications. How to Make your own fly fishing lanyard was the first and remains the most popular of all the titles. Plus it's free. Then "Who Packed your Parachute" an investigation into better ways to tie parachute flies followed.Still an experiment and free to anyone. Recently my book "Learn to Fly-cast in a Weekend" previously published in hard cover was converted to electronic format making it available to a far wider audience. It has received great reviews and then came the comprehensive and highly innovative "Essential Fly Tying Skills" book, which was previously only available on CD due to the file sizes has been made available for instant download. Now the genre has expanded further with "Guide Flies", with the same format of graphics, text and video clip links. I am still passionate about the outdoors, fly fishing and writing. I hope that you will enjoy the books and find them useful. I further hope that as I learn more there will be more titles with ever better content. Regards Tim

Table of Contents


In the beginning     6
Introduction     10
Section 1
Why is fly-casting 'different'?     12
Understanding fly-fishing equipment     14
What makes a good cast anyway?     21
The learning process     26
Teaching method, grip and stance     35
Section 2
Getting the feel of it     42
Changing speeds during the casting stroke     44
Adding a point of reference     47
Joining the back and forward cast into a complete stroke     50
Multiple casting strokes     52
Proper overhead casts for the first time     54
Line control with your non-casting hand     56
Shooting line: the 'acid test'     58
Additional line control and handling     60
Putting it all together in the vertical plane     64
Correcting various faults     65
Hauling: turbo-charging your casting     70
Shooting the line behind you     74
Single haul on the forward cast     76
Double hauling - the 'Holy Grail' of casting     78
Double hauling in the vertical plane     80
Further practice exercises     82
Appendix     86
Glossary offly-fishing and fly-casting terminology     91
Index     95

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Learn to Fly-Cast in a Weekend 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I took up Tim's challenge to teach a non-caster using his book and not my own ideas :). The experiment started with me reading the book and then putting my 12 year old through the exercises using a 2/3wt setup. After 30 minutes he had the basics down and after 2 hours the whip cracking sounds during his casting had disappeared. We are now up to Exercise 10 and my wife has decided to attempt to learn as well. (and she doesn't even like the great outdoors:) The only downside is that I now have to buy more Fly fishing equipment that I haven't budgeted for. Admittedly, it took longer than a weekend as the attention span of children has to be allowed for. I wish this book had been around 10 years ago when I started teaching myself to cast. It would have saved me months of frustration. Great work Tim. -Garnet Prince When I got this book my casting was poor and in great need of improvement. Since I started to seriously work the exercises in his book my casting gets better and better. The great thing about this book is, that I feel improvement with each step I take. The book immediately shows me where my difficulties are and I am able to correct them in a short time. Which is usually the trouble with self teaching books, that they don't. So this book definitely makes my casting better and so I recommend it to anyone who wants to be a better caster, beginner or intermediate. Stefan Schmidt I've finished Learn to Flycast in a Weekend and I have to say this book is a must have for every fly fisherman whether you think you're casting is perfect or not. It will help you get rid of all of those bad habits and teach you a new way to better your casts, timing and eventually distance accuracy. if you are a new caster this book is for you. You can have the technique down in four sessions and believe me when I tell you, you won't need any lessons afterwards. A true find and as I said a must have...Werner Moller