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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Single-Handed Spey Casting

    The new book from Simon Gawesworth has already been mentioned in the 'Spey Casting' thread. However having now read it, I thought it worthy of another mention here.
    The book is excellent, the photos & diagrams are high quality and clear. On the cover it says "Solutions to Casts,obstructions,tight spots and other casting challenges of real-life fishing".
    What I like most is his structured method of teaching a cast, too soon to say that I have 'cracked it', but I am optimistic.
    [I]"The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line." William Humphrey in "The Armchair Angler"[/I]

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    Default Looks Good.

    The Courier has just arrived with my copy, looks good.

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    The Courier has just arrived with my copy, looks good.

    Frank
    Wish he would come with mine

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianfishing View Post
    Wish he would come with mine

    Brian
    Aye me too! I ordered off one of the amazon marketplace shops since amazon had an expected dispatch of 1-3 weeks. The other shop was 3-4 days i think. Hopefully arrive next week sometime

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    Read this book this week.
    Must say a very good book and easy to follow.Definitely one of the better Casting books imo. Very clear photography
    I think it is refreshing to see he still uses the clockface for key points in his casting descriptions.
    So many Instructors think it an outdated system.
    Imo there is still a place for it.
    Now to reread it.

    Brian

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    I'm working my way through SG's new book. Much of it repeats what is in RIO's Modern Spey Casting DVD, but then it's the same man teaching the same casts, so to be expected.

    However for me, there's enough "new" information to easily justify the purchase. As an example, in the first chapter SG discusses the rod as a lever, and shows a stiff rod action to be a longer, more efficient lever than the same length soft rod. Simple physics, but I hadn't heard it before.

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    My copy arrived last week and although I haven't had chance to read it yet a quick browse would indicate that it's going to be good.

    I've just got to finish the Roderick Haig - Brown, the Jeremy Lucas and two books by Ed Engle.
    [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 ennio View Post
    I'm working my way through SG's new book. Much of it repeats what is in RIO's Modern Spey Casting DVD, but then it's the same man teaching the same casts, so to be expected.

    However for me, there's enough "new" information to easily justify the purchase. As an example, in the first chapter SG discusses the rod as a lever, and shows a stiff rod action to be a longer, more efficient lever than the same length soft rod. Simple physics, but I hadn't heard it before.
    I've had the book for a few weeks now and have read it twice.Well written and easy to follow.

    Brian

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    Exclamation Simon will be at the Sportfish show May 8/9th

    If you want to purchase and/or get your copies signed by the man himself just wanted to let you know Simon Gawesworth will be over soon at the Sportfish spring show at their Reading store on May 8th and 9th.
    Look forward to seeing many forum members there I hope.
    Paul

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