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Fishing Passion and Master Your Fly Casting

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Jim Chapralis describes his lifetime as a Fly Caster and Fisherman in his books, Fishing Passion, Master Your Fly Casting and Le Shack.

Time for Fly Fishing

Master Your Fly Casting …and have fun doing it
and Explore Your Fishing Passion

“Some people go to shrinks, others practice yoga. I go fishing to clear my head. The Dow-Jones, Nasdaq, bills, payments, problems, who cares! They all disappear when I’m fishing the sacred waters of Le Shack,” Jim Chapralis explained. Because the fish are still difficult to fool and virtually impossible to catch, he wondered if his fly fishing passion was an addiction or insanity.

Spring is here, or on its way, and it’s time for fly fishing. Head to Angling Matters for inspiration and books that take you there: Master Your Fly Casting…and have fun doing it, and Fishing Passion.

Author Jim C. Chapralis, champion tournament caster, was fortunate enough to fish in almost 40 countries, going to some as many as a dozen times, during his 35 years in pioneering the international fishing travel business. “Believe me,” Chapralis noted,“ it was a great privilege to fish around the world with famous angling writers.”

If you have a Fishing Passion, are ready to Master Your Fly Casting, head to for a new season and books to take you there.

"Before, it was a rich man's game," Mr. Chapralis told the Chicago Tribune when he was given a special award for his part in the development of international fly-fishing from the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. "We had average, blue-collar guys. I think my best contribution was helping these camps get going so people could go to these exotic places." An accomplished fly-caster for both distance and accuracy, Mr. Chapralis won medals for his prowess in the 1950s as a member of the Lincoln Park Casting Club. He returned to the sport as a senior citizen, winning age-group championships.

Chicago Tribune

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