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The complete book of fishing : tackle, techniques, species, bait
Wilson, John, 1943-
Revised and updated.
Publication Information:
London : Hamlyn, [1997]

Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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SH439 .C66 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Reel in the secrets of five expert anglers and you're on the way to catching the trophy or record fish of your dreams! Before setting out on the water, learn what tackle to buy to improve your catch and which bait will attract fish to your hook, from artificial lures to worms. Select your quarry from colorfully illustrated descriptions of the major sporting fish of European and North American waters, which each include a brief guide to the tackle, techniques, and bait to use when angling for that particular species. Hone your skills with complete details on casting, hooking, playing, and landing fish. Get an edge on the competition by knowing what to look for and how to find the hotspots in still or running waters, along the beach or offshore. Includes something for every beach caster, game fisherman, or specimen hunter. 192 pages (all in color), 9 x 12.

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Library Journal Review

Superb photographs and illustrations complemented by clear, concise text make this book a worthy addition to any public library. Although it is a reprint of a 1997 British edition, the descriptions of modern tackle and techniques are still valid, and novice anglers can learn a lot from its wide-ranging coverage. The book describes a large variety of lines, reels, and rods--including salmon fly rods longer than 12 feet and ultralight spinning rods shorter than six. Bait options from cheese on a hook to dry flies are discussed, as are fresh- and saltwater fish species from around the world. Explanations of their habitats, spawning and feeding patterns, and appropriate equipment for hooking them offer an adequate overview to readers interested in the total scope of angling experiences. Highly recommended for public libraries.--Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.