ACA's Beginner's Guide to Fly Casting

Featuring the Twelve Casts You Need to Know

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About The Book

In The ACA's Beginner's Guide to Fly Casting: Featuring the Twelve Casts You Need to Know, John Field, tournament caster and FFI Master Casting Instructor, teaches and explains the fundamentals of fly casting, step by step. John shares the casting games of the American Casting Association and its 110 years of proven methods. This guide also includes learning tips from champion casters Steve Rajeff and Chris Korich.

To begin, Field carefully lays out the essentials for getting ready, like assembling an outfit, and caring for your tackle. Next, he shows the simplest but most efficient way to start casting and practicing for results. Once you can make the basic cast, the next chapters provide the steps to achieve casting accuracy and distance. Whether learning to fly fish in fresh or saltwater, Field's expertise is sure to have you casting like a pro before you know it.

With expert instructions, accompanying diagrams and fun drills, The ACA's Beginner's Guide to Fly Casting will help the next generation of flyfishers participate in this wonderful sport.

About The Author

John L. Field is an IFFF Certified Master Casting Instructor. He is past president of the American Casting Association and past-president of the New York City Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Field is the author of Fly-Casting Finesse: A Complete Guide to Improving All Aspects of Your Casting. His writing and photography has been published in Fly Fisherman, In-Fisherman, North American Fisherman, Canadian Sportfishing, and Chevy Outdoors magazines. John filmed and coproduced Hunt for Big Fish, which aired on ESPN and other cable networks. Field lives with his family in Weston, Connecticut.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (July 3, 2018)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510723047

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Raves and Reviews

"John Field consorts with the world"s very best fly casters. In this simple book, he lovingly distills their wisdom to help the rest of us cast easier, better, and farther." —Macauley Lord, author, The L. L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook

"It is with great pleasure that I endorse the ACA's Beginner’s Guide to Fly-Casting by John Field. I have known John for many years and got to fish with him and very much appreciate his total commitment to learning and teaching the art of fly casting." —Bob Jacklin, author of Fly Fishing the Yellowstone in the Park
"A wonderful, small book with big-time bones. The perfect elevator speech on fly casting how-to." —Craig Buckbee, fly-casting master
"The angling benefits of learning with proportionally-sized equipment and following a time-tested method of practicing fundamental fly casting skills at targets (like in most sports), are immeasurable. Purchase and follow this excellent beginner’s guide and you won’t be a novice for long!" —Chris Korich, US team coach and world casting champion

"John Field consorts with the world"s very best fly casters. In this simple book, he lovingly distills their wisdom to help the rest of us cast easier, better, and farther." —Macauley Lord, author, The L. L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook

"It is with great pleasure that I endorse the ACA's Beginner’s Guide to Fly-Casting by John Field. I have known John for many years and got to fish with him and very much appreciate his total commitment to learning and teaching the art of fly casting." —Bob Jacklin, author of Fly Fishing the Yellowstone in the Park
"A wonderful, small book with big-time bones. The perfect elevator speech on fly casting how-to." —Craig Buckbee, fly-casting master
"The angling benefits of learning with proportionally-sized equipment and following a time-tested method of practicing fundamental fly casting skills at targets (like in most sports), are immeasurable. Purchase and follow this excellent beginner’s guide and you won’t be a novice for long!" —Chris Korich, US team coach and world casting champion

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