Lefty is "the master," and this gorgeous book captures his lifetime of wisdom on the subject of casting in 1,110 color photos and accompanying text. Whether you fish salt water or streams, heavy rods or light, you'll learn everything from small changes in movements that greatly improve your casting to totally new takes on traditional casts from this book.
Lefty Kreh 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. He currently can be seen fishing with Tom Brokaw, Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), and Michael Keaton on the Outdoor Channel's Buccaneers & Bones. He lives in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Jay Nichols is the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine and lives in Pennsylvania.
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. Lefty shows how to get rid of a tailing loop, throw a slack-line cast, and roll cast better, as well as casts for tight quarters, in wind, casting with weighted flies and lines, and distance casts. A section on the physical movements explains how to prevent injuries to the rotator cuff and elbow.
Hardcover, 1,110 color photos, 8.5 x 11 inches, 468 pages
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What the Experts Say
"Lefty Kreh has had a wider and deeper influence upon the sport of fly fishing than any individual in generations, perhaps ever. This book, the consummate work on fly casting, exhibits the range of his talent and knowledge, as well as his skill as an instructor. Kreh goes from casting fundamentals to advanced techniques and dealing with difficult fishing situations, even analyzing tennis elbow and rotator cuff problems. This book helps any angler who uses a single-handed rod, at any level, whether fishing for trout or tarpon, sunfish or salmon. Comprehensive and clear, Casting With Lefty Kreh eclipses every book on the subject to date." -- Ed Jaworowski