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No one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. Fish, after all, would just as soon never taste a hook or feel the sizzle of a frying pan. For as long as we have been catching fish, fish have also been outsmarting us. "That's why they call it fishing and not catching," goes the old saying. This book will help you fish, and it will help you catch, too. No matter how much you know, there are still a couple of tricks that even the oldest angler can pick up.
For those of you who have never fished, you will find enough in this book to get you started. You don't have to learn everything all at once. If you are already an angler, there are plenty of tips and techniques that you can turn to right away without going through the basics all over again. And you master anglers will also find this book a handy reference for all kinds of fishing questions.
Once you have a few basic pointers, fishing is as easy as falling off a log (which is something you want to avoid, as the splash will scare the fish). Fishing For Dummies will show you how to orchestrate all of your equipment into a fine-tuned fish-catching machine. You'll soon know all about
- Your fishing equipment, from the rod in your hand to the hook on the very end of the line
- The fish that people fish for, what they look like, and where they're found
- The basics of bait-casting, spinning, and fly-casting
- Fighting, landing, and releasing fish
- Storing, cleaning, and cooking fish
Fishing is a great joy and a lifetime sport. You will find that there are successful fishing days and unsuccessful fishing days, but there is no such thing as a bad fishing day. This book can make fishing easier and more rewarding for you every time you pick up your rod and reel.
Fishing For Dummies "TM" is the down-to-earth guide to enjoying the widely popular sport of fishing! This fun and friendly reference gives readers a basic introduction to fishing, including how and where to find the different varieties of fish, with tips for how to use the right lure and bait to catch them.
Covers how to buy the right fishing gear and tackle -- the first time around -- without spending a fortune, with advice on how to make the investment last. Readers will benefit from expert tips on how to choose hooks, tie knots, secure lures, and buy the best gear for any fishing occasion. Includes a section dedicated to finding and identifying fresh water and salt water fish with fool-proof tips for how to catch, clean and cook them. Expert author, Peter Kaminsky clearly explains flyfishing, spinning and bait casting, catch and release techniques, with hints for keeping all of the gear in great shape.
Any angler, novice or experienced, will find useful advice for improving their fishing adventures and catching more fish. Fishing For Dummies is the essential guide for anyone who wants to take the plunge and join the ever-growing fishing population!
"This book rates two fins up for anyone wanting a crash course on fishing." Endless Vacation magazine "If you're a beginning angler or a know-it-all you'll find something new" Joan Stoliar, Director, Project Access Praise for Fishing For Dummies®
"With his trademark blend of supreme scholarship and keen wit, Peter Kaminsky has committed an act of true piscatorial worth." Gary Soucie, Editor, American Angler "Fishing for Dummies taught me some new tricks and made me laugh along the way." Tom Rosenbauer, Author, The Orvis Flyfishing Guide
Catch the latest on freshwater and saltwater fishing
Explore the world of fishing hook, line, and sinker with this friendly guide. From trout to tarpon and bass to bonefish, these easy-to-follow pictures and tips will help you prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. Discover how to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right gear, and reel 'em in!
Discover how to: Identify types of fish, lures, bait, and knots Choose and use your gear Pack your tackle box like a pro Develop your casting style Clean and cook your catch of the day
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This is the down-to-earth guide to enjoying the widely popular sport of fishing. A fun and friendly reference, Fishing For Dummies gives readers a basic introduction to fishing, including how and where to find the different varieties of fish, with tips for how to use the right lure and bait to catch them. Photos, line drawings.
About the Author
Peter Kaminsky, a former contributing editor to Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines, is a columnist for The New York Times and New York magazine.
Table of Contents
PART I: Starting Out.
Chapter 1: Some Basic Basics.
Chapter 2: The End of Your Line: Bait.
Chapter 3: Lures.
Chapter 4: Flies.
Chapter 5: Hooks, Sinkers, Snaps, Swivels, and Bobbers.
Chapter 6: Lines.
Chapter 7: Rods.
Chapter 8: Reels.
PART II: What You're After.
Chapter 9: Freshwater Fish.
Chapter 10: Saltwater Fish.
PART III: Now You're Fishing.
Chapter 11: Just a Few Knots.
Chapter 12: Bait Casting.
Chapter 13: Spinning and Spin Casting.
Chapter 14: Fly Casting.
Chapter 15: How to Strike, Fight, and Land (And Sometimes Release) Fish.
Chapter 16: Where and When to Fish.
Chapter 17: Getting There: Walking, Driving, or Floating.
Chapter 18: Dress for Success.
PART IV: Eating.
Chapter 19: Cleaning and Storing Your Catch.
Chapter 20: Cooking, Eating (And Sometimes Drinking).
Chapter 21: Alternatives to Eating: Photography and Mounting.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Fishing as an Interactive Sport: Ten Stops on the Internet.
Chapter 23: Ten Gotta-Have Books.
Chapter 24: Ten Gotta Reads.
Chapter 25: My Ten Favorite Places.
Chapter 26: Ten Shots at Big Fish.
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