Reading this book is like taking a private lesson with the Master of fly-fishing! It is the perfect reference book for the fly fisher who wants to improve his skill. Over 40 casts covered in step-by-step detail with full colour photographs. Types of casts include the sidearm and overhead casts; hauling; roll cast; reach cast; casts for tight quarters, wind and weighted flies and lines; and distance casts. Lefty also teaches the mechanics of casting, and a section on the physical movements explains how to prevent injuries.
Lefty Krah started fly fishing in 1947 and since then he has become one of the most respected fly fishers, instructors, photographers and fishing writers on the planet having written more than a dozen books about fishing and contributed to many others. The author is a no nonsense practical and pragmatic fly fisherman with a fantastic sense of humour, always a pleasure to be with and a font of knowledge.He has been an outdoor writer for more than 45 years and was named Angler of the Year by Fly Rod and Reel magazine in 1997. His other books include Fishing Knots and Basic Fly Fishing.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading No ISBN 9781846890148 Author Lefty Krah Binding Hardback Extent 280 x 213mm, 368 pages Illustrations 1000 colour photographs Ebook No
"Lefty explains more than 40 different types of cast, all of them beautifully illustrated. What's more, there are hundreds of photos showing how not to cast. More importantly, Lefty shows that there is no such thing as a fish that is impossible to cast to. If ever a book could claim to be definitive, this is it." Shooting and Conservation
By Graham Marsden
A book by the master caster Lefty Kreh, one of the world's leading instructors in fly casting.
I've long been a fan of Lefty Kreh. In my view he's the best when it comes to casting a fly line and to teaching others how to do it.
I've had lessons from the best of British and seen the best in action, but Lefty Kreh casts with a fluidity that makes a less than average caster like me want to throw up with envy. He has a languid, casual style that goes in the face of the distance and accuracy he can achieve with a fly line.
This book is expensive at 30, but that doesn't mean it isn't value for money. It is. It's a big, big book. Out of curiosity I weighed it and the finger on the scales crept past the 4lb mark. The content matches the weight; it's heavy with top quality text and photographs.
It was another book of Lefty Kreh's I read some years ago that gave me the kick I needed to improve my casting. It was he who explained the principles and mechanics of a fly cast that gave me the insight I needed to know what to work on. This book explains all that and a hell of a lot more besides.
I defy any fly fisherman to read it and not improve his casting as a result.
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