Foundation Casting Stroke (a.k.a. FCS)

My friend, Marc Fauvet, asked for a video of the Foundation Casting Stroke (as discussed in Single-Handed Fly Casting). I happened to have a nice, fresh one sitting on my system. Marc now has a full post up on his blog, The Limp Cobra.

There is a lot more to say about the FCS in SHFC chapters two and three. It’s a casting stroke that has origins way back in fly casting, but I present it in a way that allows a caster to use his or her body to assist in self-teaching. I also use it as the basis for the other casts in my SHFC book (even Spey? Yes, after it gets some modification along the way).

SHFC Update – Index Done!

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Single-Handed Fly Casting has been fully indexed and the pages are pretty much set. The attached screen-cap shows the pre-pix page count and chapter organization as of yesterday evening.

I very much appreciate all the “pre-pre-order” reservations. Looking like a majority of the 1,001 planned copies may be spoken for by the time the book rolls of the press.

In case the attached image reads like code, here’s the translation:

Copyright
Dedication
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
Read Me!
Gear Prologue
1 – Mind-set & Modules
2 – A Foundation
2.1 – Components & Actions
3 – Overhead Cast
3.1 – Loops & Accuracy
4 – Line Control, Grip & Stance
5 – Mending
6 – Side-Arm & Crossing Casts
7 – 3D Casts
8 – Curves
9 – Hauling
10 – Distance & Wind
11 – D-Loop Group
12 – Other Casts & Skills
The End
Index

First Fish

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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.

Single-Handed Fly Casting (Pre-Pre-Order)

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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 $50-55 USD (UPDATE: It will be $55), with additional shipping costs.

Using my old Nature of Fly Casting book as a basis. I’m guessing that shipping will be $6 or so via Media Mail in the States (UPDATE: yes), probably in the $12-13  range to Canada (UPDATE: more like $36, shipping costs went ballistic for packages over 3 pounds) and $25 or so everywhere else (UPDATE: more like $50, same reason as Canada). Those are *guesses* not final numbers (UPDATE: pretty close to final).

With the massive change in shipping costs outside the U.S. I imagine some readers will want to skip the book and not follow through with a pre-order. Understandable. I’ll see what I can do to reduce costs, but I have a feeling that they are what they are.

UPDATE: If you already signed up on the previous blog, I have your info in a database, no need to sign up again. If you are signing up for the first time via a comment, please allow a few hours to a day or two before your comment appears (spam filtering and all that). Thanks.

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