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SPEY CASTING: SECOND EDITION
Author: Simon Gawesworth
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jul 2007
Casting with a two-handed rod in the style that dates back to mid-1800s Scotland is no easy challenge. Its now popular for all types of fishing, especially when obstructions block the backcast & for all kinds of fish - trout, striped bass, salmon, & steelhead. Switch cast, single spey, double spey, snake roll, snap T, & devon switch; discusses the differences between traditional & modern techniques; recommends right rods & lines. Forward by Thomas McGuane. 210 color photos, 66 line drawings; 8.5x11 inches, 256 pgs.
Casting with a two-handed rod in the style that dates back to mid-1800s Scotland is no easy challenge. Its now popular for all types of fishing, especially when obstructions block the backcast and for all kinds of fish--trout, striped bass, salmon, and steelhead.
Champion spey caster Simon Gawesworth teaches the switch cast, single spey, double spey, snake roll, snap T, and devon switch; discusses the differences between traditional and modern techniques; and recommends the right rods and lines.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Simon Gawesworth . . . has studied the physics of spey casting with an eye to removing the voodoo that confuses students, and subjected his theory to practice in innumerable casting schools. . . . He has a capacity for encouragement, clear explanation, humorous and helpful analogies, homilies, and witticisms--all with the purpose of teaching and improving spey casting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Simon Gawesworth is regarded as one of the top fly-casting instructors and began teaching the casts on the river Torridge in Devon, England.