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.
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 …
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.