Published Jan 1. 1999 - 22 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 13. 2015

Book review: Troubleshooting the Cast

Ed Jaworowski
Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA
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77 pages, Softbound, Illustrated, B&W drawings
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Is this the sequel to The Cast? No, it is something even better. Here is
the "behind the making of" companion edition to The Cast. In this very
slim handbook Ed Jaworowski has identified thirty-two of the most common
casting problems. You know, the ones you are always trying to figure out
when your fly lands two feet from where you thought you aimed it.
Moreover, he has provided lucid text and concise line drawings to show both
the problem and how to correct it. No hyperbole, just straightforward,
clears information on how to fix the problem.

For the fly fisherman this little volume will save you hundreds of hours of
frustration on the water. However, it will also eliminate your many
excuses as to why you didn't catch that big one. If you read this book,
and apply the corrective measures to your casting, you will become a much
better caster. There is no getting around the fact that this book is
probably the single greatest help a fly caster can have short of having Ed
live with you.

For the casting instructor this book is a Godsend. Here in one place are
the answers, no the solutions, to most beginners casting problems. Here,
also, are the solutions to most of the problems the intermediate clients
are trying to find. Every fly-casting instructor and guide should be
required to read and learn these seventy-seven pages by heart.

It is possible to learn fly-casting from almost anyone. But to learn to do
it best, only Ed's new handbook will let your attain the goal. If you cast
a fly line, or at least think the stick waving you are currently doing is
casting, you need this book. Buy it, read it, apply it. It will serve you


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