Jeremy Lucas is one of the most internationally recognized figures in the contemporary sport of fly-fishing for trout and grayling. A former England international in all disciplines – both river and still water – he has been European open champion and a world championship individual bronze medallist, while also winning team gold, silver and bronze medals in European and world championships. He is also one of only a few anglers ever to have won both the loch-style and the rivers home internationals. Jeremy is qualified by the Game Angling Instructors Association to APGAI level and has guided and coached throughout Britain and Europe. He has also been the coach for the Australian national fly-fishing team for world championships in Poland, Italy and Slovenia.
Presentation Fly-Fishing by Jeremy Lucas
Presentation Fly-Fishing is your comprehensive guide to fly-fishing for trout and grayling, using a minimalistic approach. It explores leader-to-hand and leader-only techniques with nymphs and dry flies, and from the basis of the contemporary state of the art in fly tackle and skills pushes the boundaries of the sport. The established dogma of the old school is questioned, reaching the limits of what is possible with the conventional approach, and presentation-based technique, which is radically changing the single-handed fly rod sport, particularly on rivers, is explained.
Both the fly line-dominated Western style and the Japanese fixed-line style are considered, converging into the leader-only style. Watercraft, techniques, tackle and flies are explained in depth, with consideration of the potential for development on both rivers and lakes. Taking on a fish-orientated approach, rather than one that focuses on the fly, casting or tackle, has been enormously liberating within the sport, and has resulted in a form of fly-fishing that is comprehensively more effective and efficient than hitherto, whilst also being supremely elegant. This book is ideal for anyone who is interested in the many benefits of this groundbreaking approach to the sport.