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Troubleshooting the Cast


Author: Ed Jaworowski
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Author
Ed Jaworowski
Title
Troubleshooting the Cast
Publisher
Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1999
Pages
77 pages, Softbound, Illustrated, B&W drawings
Price
$12.95
 

GFF rating: 6 out of 7
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Reviewed by Bruce E. Harang

Is this the sequel to The Cast? No, it is something even better. Here is the "behind the making of" companion edition to The Cast. In this very slim handbook Ed Jaworowski has identified thirty-two of the most common casting problems. You know, the ones you are always trying to figure out when your fly lands two feet from where you thought you aimed it. Moreover, he has provided lucid text and concise line drawings to show both the problem and how to correct it. No hyperbole, just straightforward, clears information on how to fix the problem.

For the fly fisherman this little volume will save you hundreds of hours of frustration on the water. However, it will also eliminate your many excuses as to why you didn't catch that big one. If you read this book, and apply the corrective measures to your casting, you will become a much better caster. There is no getting around the fact that this book is probably the single greatest help a fly caster can have short of having Ed live with you.

For the casting instructor this book is a Godsend. Here in one place are the answers, no the solutions, to most beginners casting problems. Here, also, are the solutions to most of the problems the intermediate clients are trying to find. Every fly-casting instructor and guide should be required to read and learn these seventy-seven pages by heart.

It is possible to learn fly-casting from almost anyone. But to learn to do it best, only Ed's new handbook will let your attain the goal. If you cast a fly line, or at least think the stick waving you are currently doing is casting, you need this book. Buy it, read it, apply it. It will serve you well.


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