The Orvis Fly-Casting Guide: How to Cast Effectively in Every Fly-Fishing Situation

The Orvis Fly-Casting Guide: How to Cast Effectively in Every Fly-Fishing Situation

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Overview

The Orvis Fly-Casting Guide: How to Cast Effectively in Every Fly-Fishing Situation by Tom Deck, Bob White

Getting to the river, lake, estuary, or ocean is the easy part. The hard part is putting the fly in the right place so you have a chance to catch a fish. In this definitive guide, Tom Deck, head of casting instruction at the Orvis Fly-Fishing School in Manchester, Vermont, explains exactly how to cast. In a thorough, concise text, Deck teaches readers the same techniques that have drawn anglers to the Orvis school since 1968. Topics covered include: setting up the rod, grip and stance, the forearm and wrist in fly casting, applying power to the casting stroke, false casting, roll casting and roll-cast pickup, the single and double haul.After each lesson is a section filled with coaching tips, with suggestions for mental imagery, as well as a segment on troubleshooting, pointing out common problems and how to solve them.There are also valuable chapters on casting for specific kinds of fish and in different kinds of water. Without a doubt, Deck's book will be the reference on fly casting for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592280087
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Series: Orvis Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.26(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Deck, author of The Orvis Streamside Guide to Fly Casting, lives in Vermont. He is the head instructor at the Orvis Fly-Fishing School in Manchester, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
Part 1Fly Casting Fundamentals: The Orvis Progressive Casting Method1
1What Is Fly Casting?4
A Brief History of Fly Casting
Line and Rod Weights and the Flex Index
2Grip and Stance18
The Thumb-on-Top Grip
The Forefinger Grip
The V-Grip
Stance
3The Casting Arc29
4Casting Loops37
5Getting Started and the Basic Cast43
Assembling the Components and Setting Up the Rod
The Informal Roll Cast
The Pick-Up-and-Lay-Down Cast
Instructor's Tips
Troubleshooting
6The Forearm and Wrist in Fly Casting72
The Pickup and the Backcast
Part 2Refining Your Casting Stroke77
7Applying Power to the Casting Motion78
The Power Stroke: A Speedup-to-a-Stop
More Forearm and Wrist in Fly Casting
Troubleshooting
8The Line Hand and Shooting Line91
9False Casting and the Casting Plane100
10The Roll Cast and the Roll Cast Pickup111
Coaching Tips with Mental Imagery
Troubleshooting
11Making the Move from the Practice Pond to the River136
12The Single and Double Haul149
Part 3Presentation Fly Casting
13Fly Casting in Salt Water166
Using a Stripping Basket
Casting in Windy Conditions
Casting Sinking Fly Lines
14Flats Fishing179
Sight Casting from a Flats Boat
Wade Casting
15Trout Fishing Presentations184
Dry-Fly Fishing
Casting Weighted Flies
16Bass Fishing208
From Shore
The Skip Cast
Casting Large, Wind-Resistant Flies
17Spey Casting215
Single Spey with a Change of Direction
Simple Double Spey
The Simple Double Spey Off the Opposite Shoulder
18Spey Casting Techniques for a Single-Handed Rod222
Afterword229
Index231

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