Reviewed by J. Castwell
There are many reasons to write a book. Some of the reasons are
good, some not. A percentage of books actually get published.
Some should, others not. Some get re-published. They are few.
This is one of them. It needed to be written and it deserved to be
re-published. It is about flycasting and it is by Mel Krieger and he
is good; good at casting, teaching and writing.
If you are not satisfied with where you are in flycasting, buy the book.
It will help. It was first offered to the public in 1987, it was time to
bring it back again, some things do not change.
Figure $21.95 for the most concise, accurate, photographically documented,
well organized, researched 129 pages in print. It's a bargain in my opinion.
On the back cover are comments by Steve Rajeff, and Ernie Schwiebert . . .
they like it . . . a lot. The forward was written by A. J. McClane, I think
most of you know of him. Here is one of the pictures in a sequence for the
Mel covers the whole range. Here are the chapter headings. The Mechanics of
Flycasting, Equipment, Form in Flycasting, The Roll Cast, The Basic Flycast,
The Application of Power, The Fly Rod, The Double-Haul, Fly Rod Drift
and the Belgian Cast, and Presentation.
Look for the cover at your flyshop, check it out, and then take it home.
You will be glad you did. ~ JC
The Essence of Flycasting
129 pages, Black and white photographs and illustrations
8 3/4" x 11 1/4"
Softcover, $21.95 U.S
Published by Countryman Press
P.O. Box 748
Woodstock, VT 05091