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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2001, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Mr.ShanksDate: 9/1/2001 1:26 PM
Hi All
I'm looking for some books on Spey casting :
I know of Hugh Falkus's book (would like to buy a copy if anyone has one for sale)
I found a copy of Edwards book The Anglers Cast, does anyone have a copy of this book? Could you infom as to its reading value.
Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Steven MDate: 9/6/2001 3:55 AM
Hello Mr Shanks,
 
Falkus' book: I bought this as the follow-up to a visit to him a year or so before it was published, and its value to me is more as a memento for a memorable experience. I think that I'm right in saying that the 'Double hammer' technique is not taught by his successor, Michael Daunt.  
 
The Angler's Cast.  Again, I have a copy, but I didn't buy it for its value as a Spey Casting manual: it only has 10 pages on Roll Casting and Spey Casting. This book looks at casting in general: Capt.Edwards had a background in tournament casting. However, remember that this book was written in 1960, and the tackle used by Edwards mainly consisted of split cane rods.
 
Personally, I think that, as a starter, one of the handiest sources around is the little booklet that Rio publish. It describes the complete range of the Spey Casts used today, whether with traditional rods or European rods.
 
Other than than, I'm not aware of any other extensive/internationally-known/recommended books on Spey Casting. There are some useful videos around!
 
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Steven
Thanks for the info, I have a copy of Edwards on the way. Still looking for Falkus's.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi again,
 
Edwards' book is certainly one to dip into.  Incidentally, one of the best (and most helpful) sources of angling books in Europe is Paul Morgan's book business (Coch-y-Bonddu: http://www.anglebooks.com/ .
 
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: J_DDate: 9/8/2001 9:13 AM
Mike Maxwell has a nice hardcover book on Spey Fishing. You can probably buy it direct from him. I think he has a link on the home page. I also ran acrros a book simply called Spey or Spey Casting at Bob Marriott's flyfishing store ( ithink the url is www.bobmarriotts.com ) It was about $50 or $75 which I thought was prohibative so I didn't check it out beyond that. IMHO hard cover books are nice but videos are a better learning tool.
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