1,001 Fly-Casting Books on the Wall…

For those of you who know the old drinking song about “100 bottles of beer on the wall” (which I used to sing all the time as a kid—what does that say about me?), this is the fly-casting book version. After much consideration and the careful use of an abacus, I’ve decided to limit the hardcover print run of my upcoming Single-Handed Fly Casting book to 1,001 copies. If the book goes well enough, I may consider another option for a second run, but for now, I’m focusing on those 1,001 hardcovers. They’ll be printed here in the U.S. and they’ll all be signed and numbered, of course.

A number of readers have already tossed their names in the ring to reserve a copy. With that in mind, I am going to take pre-pre-orders. That is, if you are interested in being the first to know when the book is ready for actual pre-order (which will require actual money), send me an email and you’ll go on the list. Those who sign up for the “pre-pre” will get the chance to grab a copy first if they still want one by the time I get this project done.

A few of you have already requested specific numbers and I will honor those numbers, but such a reservation has a caveat: I ask that you are serious about ordering a copy. If I’m going to reserve a number for you and then potentially tell someone else they can’t have it, please do me the courtesy of being ready to order when the time comes.

As of now, I do *not* have a locked-down timeframe for the printing of this book. I still have a lot of work to do, but things are moving along .

I also do not have final pricing as of yet, but it will likely be somewhere around the $45 – 50 point, with shipping to be determined. In any case, I’m trying to keep the price reasonable given the rather short print run, the hardcover and the U.S.-based printing.

Update: Quite a few numbers (especially lower numbers, as well as many of the “triples” (e.g. 111) and 1000 and 1001) are already reserved. If you have an interest in a specific number, be aware that you might need to consider a second (or third) choice, as well.

Update 2: Trying to get a good handle on shipping costs, using my old Nature book as a basis. I’m guessing that it will be less than $5 in the States (via Media Mail, at least double that if you want it fast), probably in that $12-13 range to Canada and $20-24 everywhere else. Understand that’s a *guess* not a final number. Buying a seat on a jet, even a very small one in a little box in the cargo hold, isn’t cheap these days.

For those of you wondering, I’ll be sticking with the cover you see above. If you’re also wondering about the location, let’s just say that I’m more-or-less looking at the city of Chicago in that photo—from the other end of Lake Michigan. It would be a very long cast, indeed….

304 Comments

  1. Dave Felce says:

    Hi there Jason!

    if there are any places left on the list, can you please reserve a copy for me? (Speyside, UK)

    many thanks & all the best,

    Dave

  2. David Wanderman says:

    Hi Jason,

    Never heard back regarding if book #816 is available. It would be an honor to get it, if so. Thanks for all your help. I passed along the article about injuries to a buddy suffering from severe tennis elbow related to fishing. It helped me, hope it helps him.

    Best,

    David

    • JB says:

      David–Sorry about that. Been out of town. #816 is yours. Thanks. And yeah, tennis elbow can be a significant pain during the cast, even with careful technique and grip pressure. Hopefully your friend can get some recovery underway and not re-aggravate.

  3. Daniel Honor says:

    Two copies please, any numbers. One for me and a gift for my brother.
    Thanks.

  4. Mike Franz says:

    Please place me on the pre order list and notify me when to purchase.

    IFFF CI and Director of Education for the Backcountry Fly Fishers of Naples. Fl.

    Thank You,

    Mike

  5. Jonny says:

    Hello Jason
    Enjoyed Nature of Fly Casting – thank you very much for the signed copy of that also! Could I reserve a copy of the new one please? I assume 1 has gone (had to ask!)? If so could I order 248, failing that 900 would be good.
    Diolch yn fawr,
    Jonny

  6. Sorin Bozdog says:

    Hello Jason,

    please place me too on the pre-order list.
    #259, or #925 would be great. If not, any number.
    Thank you very much.

    Sorin
    Sibiu-Romania

  7. Richard Wallace says:

    Jason please keep a copy for me. Look forward to publication.

  8. David Butler says:

    Jason,

    I am really hoping to be able to be fortunate enough to get on you pre-order list. If so, i would like #5 or 44 or 555.

    Dave

  9. Jonny says:

    Thanks but 248 not 284 – thanks!

  10. JB says:

    Got it. Transposed in posting.

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