2 completely different books about bass fishing, a 2 in 1 combo! Book 1: The author of this guide takes you through the steps and shows you the secrets of bass fishing. Catching a giant bass is a nice accomplishment, and a fun thing to do (something you want to take a picture of and post it on the internet). The pros have the experience. You have the desire to learn. It's time to get educated before you waste your precious time waiting for fish that won't want to be caught. Learn from the best. For example, you will learn: The right equipment to get started. Targeting, luring, and figuring out the best location of the bass fish. Everything about fly-rodding, worms, skipping, and drifting. Taking the weather and the area into account before you set out on a fishing trip. Special techniques that will help you be more successful at catching bass. And much more! Book 2: Do you live in North America? Are you eager to find those big bass fish and you're willing to travel for it? Then get this guide full of tips and locations about where to find those beautiful fish. This guide will give you new insights about several places, among others: The best spots in California, Texas, or Florida to catch bass. Mexican and Canadian reports of bass being caught. Specific tips and tricks about catching bass. Techniques and lures for the ones who want to master catching bass. And much more! Curious yet? Then don't wait and start reading to catch more bass and take a picture with one of those big boys when you succeed. You'll thank me later.Book 3: These simple but effective tips will lay the foundation for your trout, salmon, or other fly fishing activities. You'll find helpful information, direct explanations and conclusions, and the main basics to get started. Among others, you will read about: Washing and storing your line. Equipment tactics, interesting facts, and insider's comments. Three types of reeling and the most efficient ways to choose bait for the fish. Casting techniques, preparing for storms, and advice on choosing the right kind of rod. Remarks about wading, studying the prey, and avoiding snags. And much more! Book 4: Specifically aimed at the catching techniques of fly fishing for salmon and trout, this book will be a great addition to what you might already assume about the fishing sport. There is so much in here that it's hard to summarize. Just go ahead and learn more about: Different kinds of salmon and ways to catch them. Dealing with the weather when you're fly fishing. Skills to master and equipment to use when catching trout. Powerful tips on finding trout and the best areas to go to. Basic and advanced techniques to take your fly fishing to the next level. And much more! You cannot afford to miss this! Saving yourself the trouble of figuring all this stuff out on your own could be a killer annoyance. Just make it easier on yourself and take a look inside. I will see you in the first chapter!
The flagship title of the Orvis books and the best fly-fishing guide ever published! Now thoroughly revised and updated for the first time in ten years, the one and only Orvis primer on fly-fishing, addressing every significant requirement of the sport and providing an excellent foundation for years of pleasurable fishing. It includes instructions for tackle selection; casting and presentation; flies and their specific uses; essential knots and how to tie them; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and much more.
Many anglers who wish to get started in fly fishing are intimidated. With so many choices of expensive rods, reels, lines, leaders and flies, it's difficult to know where to begin. And it doesn't help that a few of the so-called "experts" in the field write articles implying the sport is difficult to master. The truth is, to be a successful fly angler you don't need to know everything about everything. That's what sets this book apart from the many other fly fishing books available today. In these pages, veteran fly-fishing instructor Chris Hansen concentrates on teaching you the basics. For example, if you aren't sure what level fly angler you are, check out Hansen's "10 Ways to Tell If You're a Beginner." Want to learn how to fly cast? Read "12 Tips to Making the Perfect Cast." And if you think you must carry everything but the kitchen sink with you every time you wade into a stream, look at Hansen's "8 Accessories for Every Trip." Hansen understands the best reason to try fly fishing is that in many situations you can catch more fish with flies than you can with spinning or baitcasting lures. In this book's final chapter, "Catching Fish on Flies," he details these situations for panfish, trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and even northern pike. In addition, he shows you his "Top 10 Fly Patterns" for each species and the best retrieves for getting finicky fish to strike.
Everything the beginning saltwater fly fisher needs to know to land moreand bigger fish.
A compact and effective guide to fly fishing for bass and panfish.
The Complete Guide to Freshwater Fishing offers the nearly 40 million freshwater anglers in the U.S. with a comprehensive fishing resource. From the highly respected The Freshwater Angler series, this title covers all the major freshwater species in North America. It includes tips and techniques for catching gamefish throughout the country under every conceivable on-the-water situation. In developing this book, the writers, editors and researchers traveled from Alaska to Mexico to fish with veteran guides and nationally known tournament anglers. The tips and techniques they uncovered are fully explained and illustrated in the book. This giant book features: Over 500 spectacular fishing photographs that have never before been published. Extensive step-by-step visuals for learning every important fishing skill, including advanced fishing techniques for many species. The best how-to instruction ever found in any fishing book. Guide-tested tips from some of North America's top experts.
Extensively illustrated in full color, this comprehensive guide to the world of fly fishing offers in depth coverage of the equipment and techniques of the sport, safety precautions, fly tying, fly casting, the biology of fish, and more, along with tips and advice on how to improve skills, find the best places to fish, and purchase the right equipment and tackle.
Counsels beginners on the fundamentals of fly fishing using illustrated guidelines that demonstrate everything from fishing ethics and safety practices to tying effective knots and casting a fly line. Original. 15,000 first printing.
For any angler who wonders: "What's this fly fishing thing all about?" What makes this ground-breaking book different from other entry-level fly fishing texts is that it speaks directly to anglers who are already proficient with conventional fishing tackle--spinning and baitcasting gear. Rather than take a start-from-scratch approach to fly fishing, this book helps anglers translate and transfer their existing knowledge base and skill set as it introduces and reinforces core fly fishing concepts. Covering bluegill, bass, trout, steelhead, salmon, pike, muskie and even carp, each chapter gives the new fly angler all the tools they need for chasing their favorite species with a fly rod. Whether you prefer wading small rivers or fishing big water from a boat, this book is your best gateway to the fascinating world of fly fishing.
Wherever you find a clear freshwater stream or river, you'll also find devoted anglers intent on matching their wits against trout, salmon, and other fighting fish. Here is the perfect instruction book for beginners. Clear, comprehensive charts detail essential information on how to choose appropriate flies, rods, reels, and lines for catching different varieties of fish. With words and pictures, author Peter Gathercole also coaches his readers on fishing skills and techniques, starting with simple basics that include assembling the fishing rod, attaching the fly, mastering casting techniques, and reeling. He takes novice fishermen through the many steps toward proficiency and a pleasurable fishing experience. He also offers refresher chapters for those anglers who have been away from fishing for some time. And even advanced anglers will find advice and tips guaranteed to improve their skills for their next fishing outing. This attractive book is filled with hundreds of how-to color photos.
Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the fish. With chapters on wet flies, nymphs, and dry flies, its authors employ both the tenkara rod as well as regular fly fishing gear to cover all the bases. Illustrated by renowned fish artist James Prosek, with inspiring photographs and stories throughout, Simple Fly Fishing reveals the secrets and the soul of this captivating sport.
From the same team that brought you the Total Fishing Manual , comes the book fly fishing fanatics have been waiting for: The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Tips and Tricks from Expert Anglers. The Total Fly Fishing Manual is the most comprehensive collection of expert fly fishing advice and up-to-date gear reviews. This book gathers the best tips, old school-techniques that still deliver and adds a wealth of new material. Filled with over 300 hints from the best anglers in both salt and fresh water, the editors of Field and Stream give you everything you need to make the perfect pitch, find a secret spot and score a fish. TOOLS From the best flies of all time to the best reel for the job and when to change your hooks learn about the tools you needed for the job. As well as practical skills like tying a Palomar knot, how to unravel flylines, the five-minute fly, tying a clouser minnow, and how to lose the tailing loop. TECHNIQUES From old to new, everything you need to know to strike in the night, put a different spin on it, spot and stalk, shoot the breeze and find where they feed. TACTICS Put yourself in the best position for the catch: get up the creek for a late-season trout, find a secret spot, sneak up on more fish, fish headwaters for autumn trout, fish with your eyes, hook more rising fish, take the long shot, and dominate the shoreline. Whether you’re fishing for, salmon, bass or carp this guide will help you improve your technique, upgrade your equipment and hook your prize fish.
New to fishing and have no idea how to start? With Basic Fishing, you’ll be an accomplished angler in no time at all. Expert angler and award winning outdoor writer Wade Bourne has created a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of fishing with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons on: • Different types of fishing equipment and how to select the best tackle • Baiting techniques for artificial and natural baits • Tips for selecting the best fishing spot • Handy methods for cooking and cleaning fish ...and more!
From the same team that brought you the Total Fishing Manual, comes the book fly fishing fanatics have been waiting for: The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Tips and Tricks from Expert Anglers. The Total Fly Fishing Manual is the most comprehensive collection of expert fly fishing advice and up-to-date gear reviews. This book gathers the best tips, old school-techniques that still deliver and adds a wealth of new material. Filled with over 300 hints from the best anglers in both salt and fresh water, the editors of Field and Stream give you everything you need to make the perfect pitch, find a secret spot and score a fish. TOOLS From the best flies of all time to the best reel for the job and when to change your hooks learn about the tools you needed for the job. As well as practical skills like tying a Palomar knot, how to unravel flylines, the five-minute fly, tying a clouser minnow, and how to lose the tailing loop. TECHNIQUES From old to new, everything you need to know to strike in the night, put a different spin on it, spot and stalk, shoot the breeze and find where they feed. TACTICS Put yourself in the best position for the catch: get up the creek for a late-season trout, find a secret spot, sneak up on more fish, fish headwaters for autumn trout, fish with your eyes, hook more rising fish, take the long shot, and dominate the shoreline. Whether you’re fishing for, salmon, bass or carp this guide will help you improve your technique, upgrade your equipment and hook your prize fish.
Expert, field-tested advice for anglers at every level This comprehensive, entertaining, and foolproof guide covers everything novice and avid anglers need to know to catch freshwater fish--from bass and trout to salmon and walleye--and reveals the two basic ways to catch ALL fish. With numerous photographs and illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and a liberal dose of good humor, the author shares his 40 years of angling expertise, including how to: Read the waters and the weather Select the right baits and lures for particular fish and situations Know which gear is essential and which is merely desirable Get maximum results on a minimum budget Practice proper etiquette and ethics Turn a tough day into a great one with dozens of tricks and tips Laced with amusing anecdotes and commonsense, this book will unlock the secrets of fishing and teach anglers how to catch more fish.
Offers tips, techniques, and tactics from the top competitors and elite touring professionals on how to choose the right tackle and locate fish on drop-offs, ledges, points, and flats for more successful angling.
Fishing For Dummies, UK Edition, provides you with a thorough introduction to all types of fishing - sea fishing, game fishing, and coarse fishing. This authoritative covers everything you need to know about this fantastic sport, including instruction on: Identifying the key species of fish found within and off the coasts of the British Isles Selecting the right rods, reels, line, and tackle Mastering casting techniques Tying knots like a seasoned angler Hooking and landing fish with ease
Smallmouth bass swim in more streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs than any other gamefish, and exceptional, world-class fishing opportunities for them are found across the country, from the John Day River in Oregon to the Great Lakes, to Maine’s Penobscot. While numerous books have been written on smallmouth, this is the first book to cover the cutting edge techniques and fly patterns being used by some of the country’s top fly fishing guides. Though most of these flies and techniques have been developed and refined in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest (a hotbed of smallmouth fly fishing) anglers can adapt them for their waters. Cutting edge fly patterns for smallmouth, including full color plates and recipes, as well as new techniques for fishing these patterns A “tips” section from various guides, both old school and new, including Luke Kavajecz, Kyle Zempel, Austin Adduci, Kip Vieth, and Bart Landwehr Covers smallmouth bass essentials including biology, behavior, and where to find trophy bass Interviews with Mike Schultz, Lefty Kreh, Chuck Kraft, and Larry Dahlberg
From the mighty rivers of the Pacific Northwest, to the rolling streams of New England, to the freestone streams of the Appalachians, to the frigid waters of Canada, fly fishing is a sport embraced by anglers from all corners of North America. And now from the members of the highly respected conservation organization Trout Unlimited comes a comprehensive volume of tested tips and tactics for flyfishermen from every region and of every skill level. The Trout Unlimited Book of Fly-Fishing Tips covers every aspect of fly fishing. Learn how to select the rod, reel, and fly line that are best suited for your type of fishing. Perfect your casting techniques so you can place your dry fly, nymph, wet fly, or streamer exactly where you want it to be, then get a proper drift over likely holding areas. Want to learn how to tie your own flies? It’s easy with the tips from TU’s tiers. Want to know how to read water, no matter what the conditions? Look no further than this book. Here you’ll find chapters featuring these tips, plus advice on wading, fighting fish, and tying bombproof knots, and much more in this compact and insightful book. Whether you’re a beginning angler looking to get into the sport or an experienced flyfisherman wanting to hone your skills, The Trout Unlimited Book of Fly-Fishing Tips is sure to provide you with tips, tactics, and techniques that will make you a better angler. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.