Synopses & Reviews
Each book in the 6.5in x 8in Amazing Facts and Trivia series is beautifully illustrated and contains hundreds of colorful pieces of artwork, photographs, and diagrams. These quirky books are designed to be opened to any page so that readers can discover intriguing stories, facts, tips, and trivia.
For fans everywhere, this absorbing book contains a wealth of fascinating facts and anecdotes about fish—one of the most numerous species on the planet—as well as tales and trivia on the universally loved sport of fishing. Illustrated with hundreds of colorful images and artworks, this compendium will prove compulsive reading for fishing enthusiasts throughout the world. In these pages you’ll discover: Which fish is the fastest? Who invented the spinning reel? Why do some fish have bills? What’s the largest fish ever caught? When were the first waders worn? And why would Polar bear fur be great for fly-tying? Packed with lists, statistics, and folklore on the natural world of fish and the history of angling as a sport, this book is a compelling resource for any fishing enthusiast.
The types of facts and trivia in this book range from history and types of angling, fishing technique, and equipment like tackle, lures, baits, and flies. More facts about famous fishermen and women, statistics on fish, and details about freshwater and saltwater species. This book makes a perfect gift for any armchair fishermen, and also a wonderful companion to pack along with a tackle box and take out on the fishing trip.
An illustrated compendium of fascinating facts, trivia, curiosities, achievements, fishermen’s stories, myths, and folklore.
About the Author
Tony Lolli has nearly 50 years of fly fishing experience. During that time heÆs been a fishing guide in several U.S. states and has had the pleasure of teaching new skills to beginning fly fishers. His own introduction into this lifelong sport came from Al Coif, the New England fly fishing legend and innovator. Lolli is also a freelance writer and has published Go-To Flies: 101 Patterns the Pros Use When All Else Fails. He has written for a number of outdoor publications and currently writes fly fishing columns for four magazines.