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    Default THE ADAPTIVE FLY FISHING HANDBOOK (book review) - Book Review - Dec 17, 2012

    THE ADAPTIVE FLY FISHING HANDBOOK (book review)
    Ken Morrow is an old friend of FAOL and a longtime advocate for programs that allow individuals with disabilities to enjoy the sport of fly fishing and fly tying. This book is an outgrowth of that commitment.
    Ken knows what he is talking about having served in the U.S. Army in Desert Storm, and later served in the U.S. Navy. He suffered multiple head injuries during his military career which resulted in permanent disability.

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    Ken Morrow asked and received my approval to use a FAOL Article on "Determining the Shape and Size of a Cork Handle", this is the first of my many articles for FAOL, that with my permission that has now been published in "The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook"! This what Ken Morrow had to say to the introduction to my article...

    "The most neglected and universally beneficial modification on can make to a fly rod for anyone ...is to customize the rod grip to fit the hand of the owner. The following section was developed and written by Steven H. McGarthwaite (n.d.). It is by far the best method I have encountered for measuring the proper size and shape for a custom fly rod grip. A properly sized and shaped grip makes as much difference to your casting as a properly fitted pair of shoes does to walking and standing for long periods of time." ~Ken Morrow

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    Steven,I agree with Ken Morrow.Makes sense to me.I want to get into rod building and the handle is my first consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven McGarthwaite View Post
    Ken Morrow asked and received my approval to use a FAOL Article on "Determining the Shape and Size of a Cork Handle", this is the first of my many articles for FAOL, that with my permission that has now been published in "The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook"! This what Ken Morrow had to say to the introduction to my article...

    "The most neglected and universally beneficial modification on can make to a fly rod for anyone ...is to customize the rod grip to fit the hand of the owner. The following section was developed and written by Steven H. McGarthwaite (n.d.). It is by far the best method I have encountered for measuring the proper size and shape for a custom fly rod grip. A properly sized and shaped grip makes as much difference to your casting as a properly fitted pair of shoes does to walking and standing for long periods of time." ~Ken Morrow

    Thank you Ken Morrow for you king thoughts and words. ~Parnelli
    You're welcome. And thank you for contributing to the first edition of this textbook.

    Hopefully, more people with special needs and those who help special needs anglers will contribute articles, sections, even chapters for consideration to be included in this book. I don't really consider this "my book," but would love to see it become a compilation of "best practices" and great ideas for Piscatorial Therapy and adaptive fly fishing and tying. I produce this book in cooperation with Rock Bass Media (editing, graphics, and pre-press formatting), AFFI, and the Adaptive Outdoor Safety Council. Contributors who get their work included in the volume, as you and Jeff W. Loftin did in the first edition, have reason to be proud of their accomplishment. We may even be able to start a prize competition for the best independent contribution in each edition, which we plan to publish every 2-3 years. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2nd edition.

    The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook is currently being used in curriculum and as a reference manual at a number of fully accredited graduate and undergrad programs around the country, as well as being used in several hospitals. It's a tiny niche sort of thing in the world of books, but it will continue to grow as time goes on.

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