Lefty Kreh's Solving Fly-Casting Problems, 2nd How to Improve Your Distance and Accuracy, and Make Casts in Any Situation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-01
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
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Casting a fly line is truly an art, and in Solving Fly- Casting Problems, Lefty Kreh shows how to get more distance, avoid tangles, and cast under conditions that would make fishing impossible for other anglers. Lefty begins with the fundamentals common to all good casts, and goes on to diagnose and eliminate a variety of casting problems, including how to: tame tailing loops, cast in windy conditions, change the direction of a cast quickly and accurately, get wet flies deeper and faster with a tuck cast, avoid trees and bushes behind the angler by throwing an extra-high backcast, skip the fly across water to reach under low-lying branches, and much more. Solving Fly-Casting Problems is written with the insight of a half century of teaching experience, and will be a great help to fly fishers at all skill levels.

Author Biography

Lefty Kreh is an internationally known master, thought of by many anglers as the father of fly casting as it is practiced today. He is the author of Fly Fishing in Salt Water, Practical Fishing Knots, and Solving Casting Problems. He lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lefty the Wizardp. v
Forewordp. vii
Lefty's Principles of Fly Castingp. 1
Footwork Is Importantp. 3
Inefficient Roll Castp. 6
Efficient Roll Castp. 8
Elevated Roll Castp. 10
Long-Distance Roll Castp. 11
Side Roll Castp. 13
Aerial Roll Castp. 19
Learn to Tighten Your Loopp. 23
When the Wind Is on Your Wrong Sidep. 26
Casting in Tight Placesp. 28
Change-in-Direction Castp. 29
The Tuck Castp. 32
Stack Castp. 34
Dropping the Rod for Slackp. 37
Ripping Line off the Waterp. 39
Throwing an Extra-High Backcastp. 40
Mending Line Properlyp. 43
Reach Castp. 47
Controlling Line on the Shootp. 50
Extra-Effort Castp. 52
Using a Mousetrapp. 54
Using a Hula Hoopp. 56
Skip Castp. 57
Tailing Loopsp. 60
Loose Line at Your Feetp. 65
Catching the Line to Examine or Replace the Flyp. 69
Rod Anglep. 73
Casting Weighted Flies and Leadersp. 81
The Dump Roll Castp. 84
Casting into the Windp. 87
Short Indexp. 90
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