As you may have noticed, FF&W isn’t the same as it used to be. Long story, but for now this is a temporary blogging solution. Once I get Single-Handed Fly Casting published, I’ll be able to devote some time to a more complete site.
In the meantime, more posts below …
Might as well kick off the artistic part of this reloaded blog with a new-ish favorite of mine. This is my daughter, Brooke’s, first trout drawing, from February of this year (2015). She said she was going to draw a trout, sat down, and there you go. It’s pretty straightforward, but I’m not about to offer her any critique!
Brooke turned two last October (2014), and I’m so excited to see her loving her art so much. Pens, markers, crayons, watercolors, glitter glue, or Buddha Board, she enjoys it all.
To honor my little girl and her love of fish, this is also the first drawing I’m using in Single-Handed Fly Casting. Call me a proud papa, or whatever, but then again, that’s exactly what I am.
Those are the second, third, and fourth paragraphs of Chapter One of Single-Handed Fly Casting. The book is very much focused on the human aspect (as it should be), but I wanted to start off by setting that tone clearly. I think many casters get overly concerned about gear (hey, I love gear, too), but the gear can’t do much all by itself.
My current book project, Single-Handed Fly Casting, is in the photo and editing stages right now. There will be 1,001 hardcover copies, signed and numbered. There are currently no plans for a softcover edition.
I am taking pre-pre-orders for the book now. If you want to get in line for the actual pre-order (which will require actual money), either leave a comment below or send me an email. Those who sign up for the “pre-pre” will get the chance to grab a copy first if they still want one by the time I get this project done.
As of now, I do *not* have a locked-down timeframe for the printing of this book. I still have a lot of work to do, but things are moving along.
I also do not have final pricing as of yet, but it will likely be somewhere around $50 USD, with additional shipping costs.
Using my old Nature of Fly Casting book as a basis. I’m guessing that shipping will be $5-6 in the States (via Media Mail), probably in the $12-13 range to Canada and $25 or so everywhere else. That’s a *guess* not a final number.
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