Royal Wulff News

Apr 5

Joan Wulff offers the definitive book on fly casting

Joan Wulff's casting book

"If you're going to get one casting book, get this one, period, exclamation point."

- Fly Rod & Reel

Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, is proud to announce the release of  Joan Wulff’s New Fly-Casting Techniques, by Joan Salvato Wulff (April 9, 2012). This remarkable book is for everyone who fishes with a fly rod—or wants to learn. In its first edition, Joan Wulff’s Fly-Casting Techniques became an instant classic, revolutionizing the art form of fly casting and changing how an entire generation approached the sport. Now, with Joan Wulff’s New Fly Casting Techniques, Joan brings her pioneering set of casting “mechanics” to a new audience, offering precise descriptive terms for every part of the cast. Sections are included on improving accuracy and distance, loop control, shooting lines, aerial mending, the double haul, correcting common mistakes, and more. With improvements and refinements on her original techniques, and with a set of extraordinary drawings by David Shepherd, this becomes the most comprehensive book ever written on fly casting.

Joan Wulff is the first instructor to unravel the mystery of fly casting to the point of pioneering a set of mechanics. These were presented in her book, Fly Casting Techniques (1987). She is also the author of Joan Wulff's Fly Fishing: Expert Advice from a Woman's Perspective (1991), and Fly Casting Accuracy (1997). Her fly casting column appears in FLY ROD & REEL magazine.