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Essence of Flycasting

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ISBN-10: 0881505056

ISBN-13: 9780881505054

Edition: 2001

Authors: Mel Krieger, A. J. McClane, Ben Blackwell

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Ben Blackwell's photographs hang in the permanent collections ofThe Spenser Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, andthe International Center of Photography.

Preface to the Countryman Press Edition
Foreword
Introduction
The Mechanics of Flycasting
Position of the Casting Arc
Size of the Casting Stroke, or Arc
Forming the Casting Loop
Shape of the Casting Loop
Size of the Casting Loop
Equipment
Fly Rod
Fly Reel
Fly Lines
Leaders
General Rod/Line Table
Form in Flycasting
Grip
Hand and Arm Position
Foot Position
The Wrist in Flycasting
Summing Up
The Roll Cast
Off-Shoulder Roll Cast
Long Roll Cast
The Basic Flycast
Pick Up and Lay Down Cast
False Cast
Off-Shoulder Cast
The Line Hand
Shooting Line
The Application of Power
Variable Flycasting Strokes
On the Lawn
The Fly Rod
Rod Stiffness in Flycasting
Rod Action in Flycasting
The Double Haul
Fly Rod Drift and the Belgian Cast
Belgian Cast
Presentation Casts
Straight Line Cast
Slack Line Cast
Bounce Cast
Wiggle Cast
Pile Cast
Fly First Cast
Reach Cast
Positive Curve Cast
Negative Curve Cast
Striking the Fish
Conclusion