Fly Fishers' Republic

Flycasting Skills

March 20, 2013

by Peter Smitham

Flycasting Skills

More than that, this volume is for anyone who has any pretensions of being a fly fisherman. Beginners and experts alike can benefit from the years of wisdom and experience packed into this little book.

Written by two well qualified and expert fly casters it should be everyone’s ‘go to’ book when trying to improve your skills or correct any problems.

Aimed at beginners and experts alike it covers just about every single and double handed cast know to man or fish, and a few others besides! A Wombat cast? Got to try that one!
Fly-casting manuals stand or fall on the quality of their photographs and supporting diagrams. This book sets new standards which will be hard to surpass.

It takes you from the basics of how to hold the rod, through the terms used in casting, to the key positions used in casting a fly. Then on to how to load the rod for maximum power in the cast.

The following chapters cover the mechanics of each cast and its application are explored in detail amply supported with extensive diagrams and photographs.

The book’s layout has been well considered. The double columns make for easy reading and different coloured background shading helps to highlight tips and other important sections of text.

The quality of the content, text and illustration, is far in excess of the £9.99 asking price. In fact the quality of the diagrams and photographs alone set the standard as to how a book should be illustrated.

If you only buy one book this year make this one your first choice!


Author: John Symonds & Philip Maher
Illustrator: John Symonds
ISBN: 978 1 906122 49 2
Published: March 2013
Format: 246 x 189 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 96
91 colour illustrations
Price: £9.99

For a look inside this book view Merlin Unwin's PDF