Fly-Casting Finesse by John L Field
A Complete Guide to Improving All Aspects of Your Casting

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Fly-Casting Finesse reveals expert John L. Field’s secrets of fly-casting based on modern observation, Field’s experience as an angler and casting teacher, and his collaboration with international members of casting clubs and schools. Whether the reader is a salt- or freshwater angler, Fly-Casting Finesse will help the caster increase accuracy and distance as well as hone presentation. It runs the gamut from one-hand spey techniques to dealing with wind on the flats.

Although not a complete casting curriculum, the purpose of the book is to help anglers learn how to achieve more and know where to get assistance. Many of the skills at the highest levels of fly-casting require an educated sense of feeling in the rod hand that enables the caster to use finesse and seemingly minimal effort to manipulate the rod and line. The book will guide people down the path of acquiring that magical touch.

According to Field’s philosophy, readers should first learn all casting styles and techniques to adapt them for any species and location they encounter, and secondly, they should know the history and purpose of presentation, so they can be innovative in the future. In applying this book to angling, he’s not trying to teach the reader how to catch more fish; he’s trying to help the reader catch the fish he or she wants.

About John L Field

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John L. Field is an FFF Certified Master Casting Instructor. He is currently president of the American Casting Association and past-president of the New York City Chapter of Trout Unlimited. His writing and photography have been published in Fly Fisherman, In-Fisherman, North American Fisherman, Canadian Sportfishing, and Chevy Outdoors magazines. John filmed and co-produced Hunt for Big Fish, which aired on ESPN and other cable networks. John, his wife Edina, and their two little children live in Weston, Connecticut.
Published April 21, 2015 by Skyhorse Publishing. 160 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math.