Published Jun 2. 2006 - 16 years ago
Updated or edited Jan 10. 2020

Joe Kissane

American fly angler and author of "Drag Free Drift".

Joe Kissane is an Engineering Geologist now living in Chicago, Illinois.
Among his fly-fishing interests are technical elements of leader design and fly selection. He began fly-fishing in the 1960s and 70s on vacation trips to southeastern Idaho and throughout the western U.S. and Canada.

He later honed his skills during college and graduate school at universities strategically located near trout streams in the Rockies of Montana and the Missouri Ozarks. He is the author of Drag Free Drift - Leader Design and Presentation Techniques for Fly Fishing (Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA) with Leadercalc contributed by Steve Schweitzer of GFF.



new info on leaders...

I'm writing an article on fly leaders and wanted to know if you had anything to add to what you wrote in your book. It's been a while. I plan to discuss commercial knotless leaders, knotted leaders, furled and woven leaders and a new coated type I just heard about. I want to give readers some idea of the range of choices there are and the trade-offs. Any informatin you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Mark H.


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