Author: Bear Samples
Publisher: IRENA GROUP, Nov 2000
A guidebook that presents simple, step-by-step instructions to help people learn the basics of casting with a fly rod, & then develop the techniques needed to become a skilled caster. Illus; 6x9 inches, 136 pgs.
Photos & diagrams are used to illustrate common problems & show field-tested solutions. Introduces the first quantified method of assessing a person's skill level, & charts the specific techniques needed to advance to the next level. Author is a top 10 FFF master fly casting instructor who has spent years helping people overcome casting problems.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"Fellow FFFer Berris Samples has hit a home run with this great book.... After a combined total of more than 50 years experience in fly tying and flyfishing, we thought we had seen it all regarding flycasting books and videos. We were wrong! This great book approaches the subject from the instructor/student perspective, explaining casting problems and their solutions in an easy-to-understand format. This book is a must-have for any flycasting instructor." Al & Gretchen Beatty
"We can't think of anyone within the flyfishing community who has more passion, energy and enthusiasm for teaching flycasting than Berris Samples. His text takes the reader through the basic ABCs of flycasting and beyond, touching base on each and every detail. This book should be in the hands of anyone attempting to learn flycasting." Barry & Cathy Beck
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Berris "Bear" Samples is a master certified casting instructor with over five years experience teaching in affiliation with Sage Rod Company. He has fished around the world, including most of Europe, Canada, Mexico, the U.S. and Christmas Island. In 1991 Samples received the Federation of Fly Fishers Ambassador of the Year award for promoting international conservation and good will. He has written flyfishing articles for magazines in America and Europe, and is a lifetime member of the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited. Samples is pastor of Park City Community Church in Utah and has served 27 years of duty as an Army Reserve chaplain.