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Everything you need to know to get started & flourish in this popular sport. Covers all basic elements: tackle, clothing, accessories, techniques, spirit & ethics of the sport, with special emphasis on women fly fishers. Enhanced with QR codes link to video segments teaching basic techniques. 75 color photos; 50 B&W illustrations / Cathy Beck’s revised and updated Fly-Fishing Handbook covers all of the basic elements of this popular sport: proper selection of tackle, clothing, and accessories; all the correct techniques, from casting to playing fish; and the spirit and ethics of the sport.

This book is clear, practical, and filled with Cathy Beck’s engaging voice, drawing on the best of her fifteen years of professional instructional experience teaching both men and women, beginners, intermediates, and experts. There’s nothing like hands-on instruction from an experienced teacher, she says. Good instruction will save you time and get you quickly to where you can confidently go out on your own. Cathy Beck’s book will do just that, taking the reader from beginner to intermediate, and beyond. Updated in full color with the latest info. Enhanced with QR codes link to video segments teaching basic techniques.

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Hard Cover or Paperback


6"w x 9"h


192 pgs

About The Author

Cathy Beck, appears as a popular speaker and demonstrator at dozens of fly-fishing programs across the country. Her photographs and articles have appeared in Fly Fisherman, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod & Reel, and others. She and her husband live in Benton, Pennsylvania.