SHFC – Pre-Press Update, April 11

Looking like “the book” will be through press approval late tonight. Probably a couple of pages that will need to go through pre-press again, but that’s very quick. In the meantime, here’s the “what it’s all about” blurb from the back cover:

Jason Borger’s Single-Handed Fly Casting is a forward-thinking exploration of casting and mending. Self-teaching skills, like the 3-Step Exercise, and many straightforward analogies make the text more easily explored by casters of all levels. With the Modular Approach, fly casting is packaged into focused, manageable chunks, allowing anglers to further take command of their own learning process. Enhancing the foundations are thorough breakdowns of what’s really needed to make casts and mends work properly. The text is also designed for those who teach fly casting, offering an organizational structure that can assist instructors in enhancing their own educational programs.

And if you want a look at the “guts” of the thing, a 99% pure Table of Contents can be found here.

SHFC – A Favorite Spread

One of my favorite spreads in Single-Handed Fly Casting. I enjoy doing layout more than anything in the book-making process, and when pages come together so well, it’s a real bonus.

There are only a few (very few) spreads that don’t have images. I’m pleased that the layout flowed that way, and that I had enough to work with so that I could build the book to be truly image-rich.

SHFC Update – Thanks

Since Single-Handed Fly Casting is just about to go to plates (for printing), I figured I’d post a public thanks to all who influenced its creation (basically a copy/paste from the Acknowledgements page).

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There are many people who should be recognized for their help in seeing this project through to completion. This book has been a huge amount of work, and those listed here have made the process both easier and better all around.

My wife, Kelley, and my daughter, Brooke, who both provided deep inspiration.

Dr. Tim Mccue and Dr. Michael Hahn, for 3-D and the Fly Casting Institute.

Dr. Grunde Løvoll, for answers at 500 frames-per-second (and a second set of eyes).

Aitor Coterón, for slow-mo video that makes for fast myth busting (and a third set of eyes).

Paul Arden, Mac Brown, Simon Gawesworth, Mathias Lilleheim, Dr. Noel Perkins, Steve Rajeff, Bruce Richards, Dr. Server Sadik, and Walter Simbirski. Each of you provided some form of input, invention, and/or knowledge.

David Lambert, for the much needed and much appreciated last-second fixes.

There are also four gear companies that provided material support to this effort. A special thanks to C.F. Burkheimer Fly Rod Co., COAST Products, Cortland Line, and Vosseler.

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SHFC Update – PayPal

So, I’ve gotten some emails concerning PayPal and SHFC book order confirmation. The issue revolves around a PayPal receipt, but no apparent response in terms of direct verification of order from me. Once a PayPal order is placed, it is processed on direct behalf of my LLC, and it is much as if you are ordering directly from me. The order comes to me immediately via email and is also stored on PayPal’s servers within my LLC account. So, if you order a copy of SHFC and PayPal says you ordered, it should be a confirmation that things are good.

Thanks much to all who are signed up for a book, it won’t be long now!

275

Out of curiosity (and to relive the mental pain), I counted the figures in Single-Handed Fly Casting.

275

That’s not including the figures that have a + b splits, nor does it count the total drawings, since many figures have multiple drawings. A lot of work when all is said and done.

Here’s to hoping that they all make sense!

Project Number 50022936

Got the email that final press proofs for project number 50022936 (Single-Handed Fly Casting) are just a few days away. Once I sign off, the plates get burned. Not long now….

If you still want to pre-order, you can (here). The book will jump to $60 after the boxes arrive, with U.S. shipping/handling also rising to $10.

There are still plenty of slots left out of the 1,001. Only about half the people who expressed interest decided to follow through with a pre-order, so there are plenty of signed/numbered copies available.