Recommended Fly Casting Books

A Listmania! list by Randy Kadish "Author of The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World" (New York, NY)
The list author says: "Better technique is the key to better and longer fly casting. Many authors share similiar techniques, but many share their own secrets, so to speak; so read as much as possible, and see what works for you."
The Essence of Flycasting
1.  The Essence of Flycasting by Mel Krieger
The list author says:
  "From one of the pioneers of teaching fly casting."
$16.87   Used & New from: $1.25
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Lefty Kreh's Longer Fly Casting: The Compact, Practical Handbook That Will Add Ten Feet--Or More--To Your Cast
2.  Lefty Kreh's Longer Fly Casting: The Compact, Practical Handbook That Will Add Ten Feet--Or More--To Your Cast by Lefty Kreh
The list author says:
  "Simple, easy to understand desecription of the "open-stance" casting method. Great for saltwater anglers."
$12.35   Used & New from: $8.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Joan Wulff's Fly-Casting Techniques
3.  Joan Wulff's Fly-Casting Techniques by Joan Wulff
The list author says:
  "No list on fly casting would be complete with Joan Wulff's. An in-depth description of the techniques that made her a champion fly caster."
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Joan Wulff's Fly-Casting Accuracy
4.  Joan Wulff's Fly-Casting Accuracy by Joan Wulff
The list author says:
  "Joan Wulff concentrates here on casting for accuracy with a variety of techniques and training tips. Illustrated with large, easy-to-follow drawings, this is a guide to an aspect of the sport that is frequently overlooked in the zeal to catch fish."
Used & New from: $0.38
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Orvis Guide to Better Fly Casting: A Problem-Solving Approach
5.  Orvis Guide to Better Fly Casting: A Problem-Solving Approach by Al Kyte
The list author says:
  "Geared for fly casters of all skill levels, particularly beginning and intermediate casters, Kyte’s systematic method of changing and controlling the various ways a rod moves can help you approach those hard-to-reach fish and fool them into taking that favorite fly pattern in a strike."
$19.96   Used & New from: $9.15
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Troubleshooting the Cast
6.  Troubleshooting the Cast by Ed Jaworowski
The list author says:
  "A great companion to Lefty's casting book. Easy, understandable fixes for so many casting defects. I love his four basic principals of fly casting."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World
7.  The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World by Randy Kadish
The list author says:
  "An historical novel about the sport and techniques of fly casting, much of it is set in New York City and The Catskills. "A maverick and memorable book." - Nick Lyons
"Hard to put down. ... Great book Mr. Kadish." -Bill Anderson, Trout Waders"
Used & New from: $10.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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The Dry Fly And Fast Water: Fishing With The Floating Fly On American Trout Streams, Together With Some Observations On Fly Fishing In General (1914)
8.  The Dry Fly And Fast Water: Fishing With The Floating Fly On American Trout Streams, Together With Some Observations On Fly Fishing In General (1914) by George Michel Lucien La Branche
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the most important fly fishing book in American history. La Branche  describes valuable casting techniques for presenting the dry fly."
$12.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

First Cast: Teaching Kids to Fly-Fish
9.  First Cast: Teaching Kids to Fly-Fish by Phil Genova
The list author says:
  "Phil Genova, nationally known for his work as founder and director of the Fly Fisher Apprentice Program, shares proven techniques he has developed through the years to motivate and teach kids to fly-fish. His approach is that kids should have fun as they learn."
$16.86   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

L.L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook
10.  L.L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook by Macauley Lord
The list author says:
  ""Every point is illustrated in a series of photos that Rowinski renders clear, bright, and nearly always highlighting rod and line against a contrasting deep shadow. ... The best instructional book on the subject I have ever seen." -Boston Globe"
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Fly Casting: Illustrated in Color
11.  Fly Casting: Illustrated in Color by Jim Schollmeyer
The list author says:
  "From one of fly fishing's most respected writers."
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The Art of Fly Casting for Still Water Trout
12.  The Art of Fly Casting for Still Water Trout by Michael Marshall
The list author says:
  "Casting is an essential, yet often neglected part of the skill of stillwater trout fishing. Teacher and former distance record-holder, Michael Marshall produced a masterclass text based on his years of experience and aimed at all trout fishermen with a desire to succeed."
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The Technology of Fly Rods
13.  The Technology of Fly Rods by Don Phillips
The list author says:
  "If you're interested in how fly rods - bamboo and graphite - are made, and how fly-rod technology affects casting you'll be interested in this book."
Used & New from: $157.49
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The Complete Book of Fly Casting [By] John Alden Knight and Richard Alden Knight. Photos. By Pody
14.  The Complete Book of Fly Casting [By] John Alden Knight and Richard Alden Knight. Photos. By Pody 
The list author says:
  "Somewhat dated, but great to see how fly-casting techniques evolved."
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Lefty Kreh's Presenting the Fly: A Practical Guide To The Most Important Element Of Fly Fishing
15.  Lefty Kreh's Presenting the Fly: A Practical Guide To The Most Important Element Of Fly Fishing by Lefty Kreh
The list author says:
  "A fly-fishing master teaches the intricate art of properly presenting a fly, with over 100 photographs and line drawings."
$18.60   Used & New from: $8.18
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Casting with Lefty Kreh
16.  Casting with Lefty Kreh by Lefty Kreh
The list author says:
  "Casting should be nearly effortless. If you understand fly-casting mechanics and how to adapt them to various fishing conditions, your casting will greatly improve. That has been Lefty’s philosophy since he began teaching fly casting over fifty years ago."
$43.16   Used & New from: $14.97
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Scientific Anglers Introduction to Fly Casting with Brian & Judith O'Keefe Video
17.  Scientific Anglers Introduction to Fly Casting with Brian & Judith O'Keefe Video by Scientific Anglers
The list author says:
  "From one of our great long-distance casters: Brian and Judith O'Keefe use sound basic principles and instructional graphics to help you visualize and learn the casting technique, leading to a better stroke."
$19.99 - $21.85
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Introduction To Fly Casting with Terry & Wendy Gunn
18.  Introduction To Fly Casting with Terry & Wendy Gunn DVD ~ Terry Gunn
The list author says:
  "Wendy is regarded as one of the best women fly casters in the world. Together they deliver comfortable and clear lessons you can enjoy and understand."
$19.95   Used & New from: $10.71
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Long Distance Fly, Spin, Bait, and Surf Casting Techniques and Getting Started with Spey and Scandinavian Casting
19.  Long Distance Fly, Spin, Bait, and Surf Casting Techniques and Getting Started with Spey and Scandinavian Casting by Randy Kadish
The list author says:
  "To me this book is a journal of my casting trials and tribulations, as it reflects my own long, often frustrating, journey of becoming a better caster."
$0.99
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Lefty Kreh on Fly Casting
20.  Lefty Kreh on Fly Casting DVD ~ lefty kreh
$29.95   Used & New from: $20.85
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Flycasting Faults & Fixes
21.  Flycasting Faults & Fixes DVD ~ Mel Krieger
The list author says:
  "A DVD that has helped so many fix their casting defects."
$29.95   Used & New from: $26.84
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Joan Wulff's Dynamics of Fly Casting: From Solid Basics to Advanced Techniques
22.  Joan Wulff's Dynamics of Fly Casting: From Solid Basics to Advanced Techniques DVD ~ Joan Wulff
The list author says:
  "This 1-hour 30-minute DVD is the culmination of Joan Wulff's 60-year career as a champion fly caster, teacher and fly fisher.  She shows and explains the mechanics and techniques she has been developing, analyzing and refining for those 60 years."
$24.95   Used & New from: $17.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Randy Kadish "Author of The Fly Caster Who Tried to Make Peace with the World" (New York, NY)
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Last updated: 9/6/11
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