Out of curiosity (and to relive the mental pain), I counted the figures in Single-Handed Fly Casting.
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!
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.
Nothing to do with fishing, but as a designer, this is just great. (Hmmm…maybe one for fly shops?)
So my little daughter, Brooke, wanders over to me:
“I had a sleep show [read: dream] last night.”
“Yeah, what was it about?”
“I was fishing for sharptooth minnows [read: prehistoric minnows] with my fly rod.”
“Oh. Did you catch any?”
“Yes. I was using the rainbow fly from your fly box [her favorite sparkle woolly bugger].”
“Did you fin tag them and release them?”
“Yes, they were snapping at me!”
She’s a really cool kid.
Finn, say hi to everyone. Everyone, say hi to Finn. A long, sometimes very tough road getting him here, but here he is! Now Brooke will have someone to keep her on her toes.
Is day three too early to introduce a fly rod?
The post title says it all. Here it is, just before I do my last reading pass.
Like what you see? You can pre-order here.
I’m giving Single-Handed Fly Casting a final once-over before producing the PDF for press. I got the dust jacket built to press dimensions over the weekend and am creating the foil stamp imprint file today. Looks like the book will weigh in right at three pounds, and should have some good “shelf presence.”
The look/feel is much of what I had hoped for, although there are limitations with a vertical format. The flow of text and line illustrations feels really good (better than photos to my eye). Insane amount of work to get all the pics finished, but finished they are.
Next step involves a signed quote, a large check, and a FEDEX envelope. Once the book is in the press queue, I’ll post on expected arrival date.
For those who have pre-ordered Single-Handed Fly Casting I just wanted to provide an (overdue) update. It’s been a rather difficult and very tiring last month (well, at least 3+ weeks), and it has significantly affected my ability to get the book onto the press in the timeframe I had been planning. I was hoping to have books actually coming off the press in the next week or two, but that’s simply not going to happen.
The flip side is that things have gotten better, and I am back into finalizing the book as quickly as I can go. At this point, I feel good about having books at the bindery in January.
As a little way of saying “thanks” to all of you who have officially pre-ordered so far, I’m going to include an “extra” with your books. It’s something that will be signed and suitable to toss into a little frame for a tying room, etc. (or to burn if you happen to get cold).
I truly hope that you will find the book to be worth the wait. It’s the most involved project I’ve ever done and it has proven to be the most difficult to complete.
Thanks again for your patience.
The post title says it all. Pre-order Single-Handed Fly Casting here. If you pre-order, you’re assured of a book (as long as the 1,001 slots last), and of getting pre-order pricing. The one aspect I cannot control is shipping costs, which outside the U.S. have become quite steep for a book of this weight.
Hoping to have books to ship at some point in December 2016. See the post above for a further update.
To order, simply click on the option that applies to you and proceed.
And remember, if you are in the EU, Springforelle fly shop will have a special run of 100 separately signed/numbered books just for that market.
($55 plus $6 shipping)
($55 plus $36 shipping)
($55 plus $50 shipping)