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Author: John L. Field
Forward by Macauley Lord
Hardcover, 158 pages, $29.99
Skyhorse Publishing, 2015
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-63220-853-8
Except for fly tying no other aspect of fly fishing has generated more ink on the printed page than the act of fly casting. John Field’s recent book takes a broad brush approach to this oft discussed practice covering not only the various casting techniques but also presentation, tackle and casting clubs and organizations. The book is well illustrated with color photos and line drawings.
While the book covers all the basic casting instruction that would be helpful to a beginning caster I believe that this book has a greater application for the more advanced fly caster that wishes to refine their casting technique.