Since the 1960s there have been revolutionary changes in fly fishing, characterized by huge advances in tackle, & in casting, watercraft & presentation skills. Today, there are more participants worldwide in fly fishing than ever before & the sport is open for all to enjoy. Moreover, interest in fly fishing competition has also escalated.
In this clearly written & comprehensive book, the author provides the reader with a master class in advanced & competitive fly fishing with a single-handed fly rod. Attention is paid to rods & equipment, to fishing methods & how to 'read' the water, to casting techniques, to tying high performance flies & to presentation. The book ends with a consideration of coaching & training, a discussion of the places, people & fishing experiences that have shaped the author's development as a fly fisherman, & a brief analysis of how the sport is likely to develop in the future.