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Writing is Done!

So, after about 17 revisions (really), the beast has all its words. It will lose some in the final edit, but at least I’m not looking to add a bunch more. Into the pics next (already have some done), and then layout. Will do the final clean-up after that to get it all looking more or […]

A Couple Thousand (Words) to Go ….

I am winding up the D-Loop Group chapter of Single-Handed Fly Casting, and with that will be the end of the writing at very long last. Here’s where the book stands at present in terms of chapters: 1: Mind-Set & Modules 2: A Foundation 2.1: Components & Actions 3: Overhead Cast 3.1: Loops & Accuracy 4: Line […]

Borgie’s Blaster

The rod I’ll be using for photography for my in-progress Single-Handed Fly Casting book. White with black wraps and basic black reel seat. Built for me using an SC20 blank by my good friends down the road at C.F. Burkheimer Fly Rod Co.. The “Blaster” name was unexpected, but Kerry (the “C.F.” in C.F. Burkheimer) has […]

SHFC – June 7 Update (TOC)

The chapters of Single-Handed Fly Casting have final (I think) names. This is where the breakdown of topics stands at the moment: Gear Prologue 1: Mind-Set & Modules 2: A Foundation 2.1: Components & Actions 3: Overhead Cast 3.1: Loops & Accuracy 4: Line Control, Grip & Stance 5: Mending 6: Angled Casts 7: 3-D Aerial Casts […]

It’s Getting There

Sitting in the warm Oregon sun, working my way through the master list of “writing to do” in Single-Handed Fly Casting. Almost to the point where I can check off the last two major boxes in the Angled Casts chapter, then I’ll aim for the remaining two boxes in the 3-D Casts chapter. The Gear […]

SHFC Update — August 11

I am continuing to flail away on SHFC, grabbing writing time as I can. Everything that I plan on including in the book is in the book, but not fully fleshed out. Some chapters are about 97-percent, others are more like 67-percent. It’s the 67-percenters that I am focusing on right now, including the D-Loop […]


To finish up the TAaP post triple, here’s a link to the Table of Contents (PDF file). If you had any question as to what TAaP might contain, hopefully this will go some distance toward an answer. I think that GB is brewing up something else on the book, so I’ll let him post at […]

TAaP = Done

Finally, The Angler as Predator (or TAaP to those of us waaaay too familiar with it) is done. I have some of the usual end-of-process clean-up in the Index file and then I need to generate the press PDFs, but all 208 pages are otherwise ready to go. Some readers may realize that 208 pages is long […]

Wild Pixels and “The Angler as Predator”

Today’s story problem: GB is in sunny, warm Argentina catching numerous large brown trout. I am in the rainy Pacific Northwest, herding obstinate pixels. Which one of us is having more fun? While you ponder the answer, I’ll just let you know that The Angler as Predator, the next book in the “Fly Fishing” series, is almost […]

The J.BFF Weekend Update

A few notes on J.BFF projects that are in the works: The early arrival of my little daughter, Brooke, put a multi-month slow-down on my upcoming Single-Handed Fly Casting book, but I’m finally getting back to filling in the blank areas once again. Also trying to get a good handle on shipping costs, using my […]

“The Angler as Predator” Update – Dec 23

To say it has been a rather intense fall—and now offiicially winter—would be an understatement. But, every project that I’m working on has somehow managed to move forward, including the “Fly Fishing” book series collaboration with GB. The latest book is The Angler as Predator, and it has passed an important milestone. TAaP is now through […]

SHFC Update – December 22

This beast of a book continues to fill out. I’ve been going through and adding bits and pieces of what I call “intent and application.” This are short intros to certain skill sets that better define, well, the intent and application of each skill before digging into the physical meat of the instruction. It’s small […]

SHFC Update – November 6

Single-Handed Fly Casting continues to take shape. This last week saw me refining the organization more, with a new appendix devoted to fly-casting technology (the technology used to study fly casting, that is). I have also been working through the big chapter on the D-Loop casts (rolls and the greater Spey-family of casts). There have […]

SHFC Update – October 21

Even with a small (now 5-pound, 10-ounce) distraction named Brooke, Single-Handed Fly Casting continues to move toward completion. The book gained two unexpected chapters last week after I decided that Chapters One and Four were too long with too much lumping of info. I don’t know if any FF&W readers are interested in multiple 50-page chapters, […]