- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (April 21, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1632204886
- ISBN-13: 978-1632204882
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fly-Casting Finesse: A Complete Guide to Improving All Aspects of Your Casting Hardcover – April 21, 2015
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"All told this is an extraordinarily thoughtful, detailed, and thorough casting manual; it's also much more than that; it's a pleasant history lesson on how we came to fish the fly the way we do. There is nothing like it out there. This book is absolutely full of ideas to think about, digest, and then put to use." -MidCurrent
"I am wary of guidebooks on any subject that claim to be "complete." They never are; they can't be. But Fly-Casting Finesse is by far, the most detailed, thorough, and everything-that-goes-with-it book out there. It is of course filled with casting advice, but it also contains excellent pieces on presentation, the physics of casting, fly tackle, rod construction, line care, leader selection, fly casting history, world-wide fishing clubs, and just about anything else even remotely connected to fly fishing." Tail Fly Fishing Magazine
"That is precisely what shines through the pages of Fly-Casting Finesse - care for the reader, a deep understanding of logical progression, few frills, stark common sense and just a compelling love of the synergy between fisher, rod and line. The book is dignified. Importantly it is a book that makes a case for why you should learn casts, ... The reader understands that it is not just for casting's sake, but for a clearly identified reason such as when casting across streams or trying to tame the ocean with her uncompromising moods and quarry." -Charles Jardine, The Loop
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This is not a niche title aimed at tournament casters, it is a book that can help improve anyone's casting, from the weekender to the obsessed. Field's explanation of casting mechanics, buttressed by illustrations, photographs, and fascinating stroboscopic shots of rods in motion, is the clearest I've ever read. On the heels of that section is an equally valuable catalog of presentation casts, which can add to any angler's arsenal. The use of those casts is explained in a section on scenarios, highlighting real-world applications of all that has come before. Need more distance? Chapter 6 focuses on maximizing distance in various conditions, with anecdotes and pointers from tournament casters and even a physicist.
That content would have made for an worthwhile book, but the final third of the book is devoted to tackle. What is so valuable about this section is that Field fleshes out what is typically the most sterile and useless sections of angler's books with his real-world experience and considered opinions. So rather than just getting another dry recitation of bamboo rod manufacture, Field gives you an account of his visit with master builder Per Brandin, and his experience with his rods. Sections on finishes, components, lines and leaders are brief, but contain new insight and information I've not seen in other texts. He concludes with a write-up on the various casting clubs, organizations and schools, which is a wonderful playbook for getting more involved with the sport.
This is a highly valuable book which is a fun read. It belongs on any angler's bookshelf. Actually, it belongs in your fishing cabin on the side table next to your favorite chair, accompanied by a nice scotch.
This is not a book you *need* to cast well, this is a book full to the brim with "nice to know", and "interesting!" stuff. Some of the know-how I gained from this book made me reconsider what I was doing with the fly-rod, but I ended up mostly feeling enlightened about why I was doing what I was already doing. That is entirely a good thing in my point of view, so I'll be happy to recommend this to anyone who'd like to go tech-nerd on fly casting for a while.