The Essence of Flycasting
by Mel Krieger

Paperback

The Essence of Flycasting is teaching at its best.

Beginning with the fundamental mechanics of a flycast, the elements of good form, flyfishing tackle and flyfishing situations, this comprehensive reference work takes the reader through the roll cast, basic cast, line handling, the double haul, distance casting and the other techniques essential to competent flyfishing.

Beautiful photographs by Ben Blackwell, and graphic drawings illustrating every move described in the text make this book equally at home on the coffee table or on the ground beside the caster.


"In this book, Mel Krieger has found the best way ever to translate flycasting instruction into print. ...if you are just starting flyfishing or have worn out many lines, you will better understand this marvelous activity after reading The Essence of Flycasting."
Steve Rajeff
Casting World Champion
(Former Student)

"The book The Essence of Flycasting is one of those bright nuggets you unearth from time to time, and woe to you if you pass it by."
Jerry Gibbs
Fishing Editor
OUTDOOR LIFE

Fly Fishing Moments
with Mel Krieger

Magnificent photographs of Mel’s voyage through Time and Fishing Moments in Argentina

Limited copies available!

1st Prize in "the best books printed and published in Argentina" 2007 competition.


In the 20th competition "the best books printed and published in Argentina", organized by the Argentina Chamber of Publications for books published in 2007, "Fly Fishing Moments with Mel Krieger" of Diego Ortiz Mugica , won first prize in Category General that recognizes the Best Book of all categories, and First Prize in the category Art, Design, Architecture and Photography. The awards were presented on Wednesday, June 18 at the Museo Fernández Blanco , by the Speaker of the House, María Pía Gagliardi, Vice President, Javier Lopez Llovet (pictured with Mugica) and the Treasurer of the institution, Santiago Roca .

"Fly Fishing with Mel Krieger Moments by Diego Ortiz Mugica "photographically documented adventures in Patagonia the best teacher of fly fishing and fly casting of our time, the American Mel Krieger, through the particular look of Diego Ortiz Mugica , fine art recognized Argentine printer. With a format of "coffee table book", "Fly Fishing with Mel Krieger Moments by Diego Ortiz Mugica "resume in a hundred black and white photographs, the essence and spirit of fly fishing, along with the stunning beauty of nature of the Argentine South. As summarized Mel Krieger about the work: "There are heroes, artists that describe the experiences of fishing images often move us further that the best words. There are moments when, in fact, words interfere with real communication. The images can make us relive moments of fishing. Diego Ortiz Mugica , fly fisherman, artist and, above all, friend, captures many of our moments of fly fishing with superb photographs. "

Diego Ortiz Mugica

Born in Buenos Aires on October 5, 1962, this outstanding fine art printer is an example of black and white photography, and Zonal System in South America. He has had solo and group exhibitions in Argentina and several cities, notably those produced in the Decorative Arts Museum , the collection of National Museum of Fine Arts and Cultural Center Recoleta , as well as New York and Palma de Mallorca. participated in several art fairs: Art BA , Festival of Lights , San Francisco, Chicago and Frankfurt Art . Won the Lorenzo the Magnificent in the Biennale Internazionale dell Arte Contemporanneo in Florence. He was elected to join the program Localheroes of Manfrotto , prestigious brand to photography and video. This program selects photographers who bring a different perspective on the world of photography. Only 16 photographers around the world have been selected so far. ( http://services.manfrotto.com/localheroes/ ) in Buenos Aires and Patagonia are their photo galleries and schools.

More information www.ortizmugica.com

TECHNICAL DATA
Idea: Diego Ortiz Mugica & Mel Krieger
General Production Photography: Diego Ortiz Mugica
Introduction and Title: Mel Krieger
Backstage Texts: Diego Ortiz Mugica
Executive Producer: Gabriela Dibar
Sport Production: Guillermo Ricigliano
Photo Assistant: Santiago Carrera
Bilingual Version: Almonda Virginia
Design: LineArt
Print: Archangel Maggio

The Essence of Flycasting
by Mel Krieger

Hardcover Book - First Edition
Signed by Mel - Limited Supply

The Essence of Flycasting is teaching at its best.

Beginning with the fundamental mechanics of a flycast, the elements of good form, flyfishing tackle and flyfishing situations, this comprehensive reference work takes the reader through the roll cast, basic cast, line handling, the double haul, distance casting and the other techniques essential to competent flyfishing.

Beautiful photographs by Ben Blackwell, and graphic drawings illustrating every move described in the text make this book equally at home on the coffee table or on the ground beside the caster.

Additional Foreign Language Books also Available

All are priced at $50. Contact Fanny for information about these books.

  • 3 soft cover books "La Esencia del Lanzado a Mosca" in Spanish of Spain signed by Mel Krieger
  • 1 soft cover book original edition in Japanese of "The Essence of Flycasting"  - translated by Tomonori Higashi
  • 1 hard cover book translated in Danish "Fluekast" signed by Mel and Ove Nielsen (the translator)
  • 1 hard cover book translated in Swedish "Kunsten a kaste med flue" signed by Mel Krieger and Trond Fjeldseth (the translator)
  • 3 hard cover books translated in Norwegian "Konsten att kat med fluga" signed by Mel Krieger
  • Essence of Flycasting - German Edition