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Ed Jaworowski is a writer, photographer and an exceptional caster with a passion and a desire to share his skills with others. In addition to teaching casting and fly fishing for more than 30 years, Ed has authored four books – “The Cast,” “Troubleshooting the Cast,” “PopFleyes,” and “Essential Saltwater Flies.” He also served as consultant and contributor to “The Complete Book of Fly Fishing,” and his writings have been featured in more than 200 publications and more than 20 angling periodicals here and abroad since 1977. Ed was the first recipient of the Izaak Walton Award, presented by the American Museum of Fly Fishing.  He has more than 50 years of fly tying experience, has fished and conducted casting clinics around much of the western hemisphere, and is in demand as a speaker.  Ed is making significant contributions to the design of TFO rods and related products and is assisting in the development of casting schools and other educational programs.

Lefty Kreh has summed it up nicely by saying: “Ed is a well-rounded freshwater and saltwater fly fisherman who understands fly casting techniques and principles better than any man I have ever met.” Ed recently retired from Villanova University, where he was on staff for more than 40 years and rose to the position of Department Chair/Classical Studies. He and his wife, Michele, have been married for 23 years and reside in Chester Springs, PA, near Philadelphia. Ed was a bachelor for 51 years, but says, “I have had the unspeakable joy of inheriting Michele’s three wonderful children and three beautiful granddaughters.”

His retirement from academia has allowed him to devote even more time to his special interest in the things of fly fishing, which are on-going at Temple Fork Outfitters.