The celebrated Joan Wulff was one of the first and few women to earn a reputation as a noteworthy fly fisher. She first published this immensely helpful book for women who are learning the sport or those wanting to improve, and, because of its solid approach, it has found an audience with all who enjoy angling with a fly. “To get the most out of this sport,” says Joan, “you must be independent: capable of choosing your tackle, tying on leader tippets and flies, reading water, wading safely, and playing fish with skill.” The book teaches all these things and the myriad techniques that have worked for Joan in her lifetime of practicing and perfecting the sport.
Joan Wulff, fly fisher, author, and educator, is known as the First Lady of Fly Fishing. In 1951 she won the national fly-casting distance title, an all-male competition, and was a National Casting Champion from 1943–1960. She started the Wulff School of Fly Fishing with her husband, Lee Wulff, in 1978 on the Beaverkill River in New York. She was inducted into the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame in 2007 and the American Casting Association Hall of Fame and is widely regarded as the architect of modern-day fly-casting mechanics