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    Default Books on casting.

    Hi all,
    I have just picked up a copy of Mel Kriegers book 'The essence of Flycasting.'

    Its a really good book nice picture and written in a very easy to understand. style.As There are not really that many books out there on fly casting I wonder what your recommendation would be?


    Frank

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    Hi Frank,

    I have that book as well, i agree it is a great book and he has also produced some great dvd's.

    Cheers

    Richard

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    Mel Krieber's "Patagonia - 40 years fly fishing in Argentina" is a superb DVD; shot in HD too.
    Fabulous scenery, where he re-visits many of his favourite Patagonian haunts.

    His stealth and rivercraft shine through; but to be honest his casting ability seemed only adequate.


    PiB

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    By far the best book on casting I've read, and one I regularly refer to is 'Jason Borger's Nature of Fly Casting'.

    It's a difficult book to source - almost as difficult to get hold of as his father's book 'Presentation'.
    [I]"I still don't know why I fish or why other men fish, except that we like it and it makes us think and feel."[/I] Roderick L Haig-Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    By far the best book on casting I've read, and one I regularly refer to is 'Jason Borger's Nature of Fly Casting'.

    It's a difficult book to source - almost as difficult to get hold of as his father's book 'Presentation'.

    I have just ordered a copy of Jason Borgers book from the US but it was not cheap.

    Frank

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    If you want easy to understand casting mechanics, read "Master The Cast " by George V. Roberts. The above books are all good too. Mutiny

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    Default teaching ability

    I was interested more in his teaching ability. I am interested in the analogies other coaches use. I also thought it may make an interesting discussion.

    Frank

    Quote Originally Posted by Puss in Boots View Post
    Mel Krieber's "Patagonia - 40 years fly fishing in Argentina" is a superb DVD; shot in HD too.
    Fabulous scenery, where he re-visits many of his favourite Patagonian haunts.

    His stealth and rivercraft shine through; but to be honest his casting ability seemed only adequate.


    PiB

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    I'm not sure what you mean?

    It was a great DVD, my favourite in fact, but Mel's casting was mediocre. Okay - he was comfortable within his situation. Please watch the DVD.

    As far as casting books go - then Simon Gawesworth's is by far the best; but his only covers Speycasting.


    PiB

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    Default Thwump

    I was agreeing that the casting photography in the book was nothing special,
    good but not brilliant but I do like is way of explaining things.

    Thwump , if you say it while you make a power stroke to say a 40 ft pick up put down cast, it is very descriptive, almost onomatopoeic.
    I will try and get a copy of the DVD some time and watch.

    Frank

    Quote Originally Posted by Puss in Boots View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean?

    It was a great DVD, my favourite in fact, but Mel's casting was mediocre. Okay - he was comfortable within his situation. Please watch the DVD.

    As far as casting books go - then Simon Gawesworth's is by far the best; but his only covers Speycasting.


    PiB

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    Jason's book is fantastic. I'd also highly recommend Mac Brown's "Casting Angles".

    It's not the easiest book in the world to read - but for someone determined to understand the physics of the casting this does the job. I'm studying both, and have been for about 6 months!

    Cheers,
    Stewart.
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