MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Paul Argentini’s latest book, “A Treatise: The Art of Casting a Fly,” which advises fly fishermen of all levels of experience how to enjoy their craft and to be more successful at it.
Do you want to know why your casts end up looking like eagle’s nests? Read this book.
Do you want to make longer casts? Read this book.
Do you want to start having fun fly-fishing? Read this book.
The key to unlocking the magnificent sporting world of fly-fishing is the cast. Casting is the key to acquiring this life-long enjoyment. It is so important it is the reason I focus just on casting the fly. Certainly there is so much, much more to fly-fishing. The beauty of fly-fishing is that one need take on only what is desired and comfortable. No need to learn how to make 60-foot casts if one just fishes in brooks. Just as there’s no need to dress flies if buying them fills the creel. One can spend a fortune on all sorts of plain and fancy fishing equipment, but I had my best fly-fishing fun wading in jeans and sneaks with a box of favorite flies in my shirt pocket.
What really makes this “Treatise” special is the gifted and meticulous art work of my bride, Vera Claire, in the renditions of fishes and all forms of artificial flies and lures. Her precise entomological drawings may clue the waterside fisherman on what the fishes may be eating, and increase the luck by using a similar imitation fly. The renderings are a validation of the art and skill needed to dress the vast variety of artificial flies and lures, actual and invented. They belong in a museum but work better at the end of a fly-line.
- Fly fishing
- The cast line
- The ribbon method
- More on casting
- Line control
- Rule No. 1
- Fly the line
- Back casting technique
- Rod dynamics
- Shooting the line
- The cast fly
- The roll cast
- Leaders, tippets, and knots
- The flies in this treatise
- Compromise and adjustment
About the Author:
Paul Argentini is a Random House best-selling author and prize-winning playwright. He lives in Florida and has two grown daughters, Lisa and Mona.
About the Illustrator:
Vera Argentini’s work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. A prize-winning watercolorist, she illustrated The Berkshire Flower Watch by C.E. Clark, and the weekly Flower Watch column, by C.E. Clark in the Berkshire Record.
A Treatise: The Art of Casting a Fly
Authored by Paul Argentini, Illustrated by Vera C Argentini
List Price: $29.95
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
Full Color on White paper
86 pages hardcover
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Sports & Recreation / Fishing
Contains 16 plates including over 70 drawings.
The zen of the false cast, the science of fly selection, the religion of the rod itself–it’s all here for both the wannabe angler and the wader-clad stream veteran who’s caught it all. — Ken Ringle, author of “Fly Fishing for Alligators and Other Tales”
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