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.
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.
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.
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.
This lavishly illustrated book is both a practical guide and a visual celebration of the sport from an eminently qualified team. Barry and Cathy Beck have fished and hosted trips to the best saltwater flats in the hemisphere. Here, you'll fine expert advice on fishing for thirteen species, from strippers in Martha's Vineyard, to flats Super Grand Slam. You'll find detailed instruction on long cast techniques, including a seven page photo sequence on the double haul alone. A guide to flies, gear, and tackle, as well as veteran travellers' advice about where and when to go for the best fishing.
Everything you ever wanted to know about fishing: from tackle, baits, lures, species and techniques, to where to fish Whether you’re a newcomer to fishing, or an experienced angler brushing up your skills, this is your perfect companion to every aspect of the sport. Pick up essential techniques on how to cast, play and land your catch whether you’re course fishing for trout, or landing marlin on the open sea. Get yourself properly equipped following expert advice on rods, reels, lines, baits, lures, as well as clothing and accessories. Plus, discover the best places to go fishing with a superb directory of marine and freshwater species covering where you can find them across the world. An exciting addition to Eyewitness Companions; the visual reference series covering favourite hobbies and pastimes from Whisky and Opera to Horse Riding.
The Orvis Book of Family Friendly Fly Fishing Like all sports, the fun of fly-fishing lies in sharing the experience and in spending time with those closest to you. And yet for a father unsure how to connect with his bored, PlayStation-dazed kids, for a beginning fisherman who doesn’t want to learn casting techniques by himself, for a mother who would love to show her children the outdoors but isn’t quite sure how to begin, it can be a frustrating and intimidating business. From one of the most trusted brands in the industry, and from one of the sport’s most esteemed authors, The Orvis Guide to Family-Friendly Fly-Fishing by Tom Rosenbauer will take the mystery out of sharing the experience. Rosenbauer provides instructional guidance, discusses the nuts and bolts of casting, fly choice, and technique, and opens the lens to discuss family-friendly destinations, gear, schools, safety, and more. Rosenbauer brings his expertise to bear on perhaps the most essential skill set of all—introducing the people closest to you to your beloved sport. Tom Rosenbauer, host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcasts, has been with the Orvis Company over 30 years. Rosenbauer is Fly Rod & Reel magazine's 2011 Angler of the Year and author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, one of the best-selling fly-fishing books ever.
New edition. The second edition of this popular guide leads anglers of all abilities to 55 of the best public fishing spots in Northeast Ohio. Covers all varieties of sport fishing on the Lake Erie shoreline and in nearby inland lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, and streams. Detailed descriptions tell what kind of fish can be caught there, gives bait suggestions and how-to tips, and notes local regulations. Includes site maps and directions.
Centrarchid fishes, also known as freshwater sunfishes, include such prominent species as the Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Bluegill. They are endemic to Eastern North America where they form part of a multi-million dollar sports fishing industry, but they have also been widely introduced around the globe by recreational anglers, in aquaculture programs and by government fisheries agencies. Centrarchid Fishes provides comprehensive coverage of all major aspects of this ecologically and commercially important group of fishes. Coverage includes diversity, ecomorphology, phylogeny and genetics, hybridization, reproduction, early life history and recruitment, feeding and growth, ecology, migrations, bioenergetics, physiology, diseases, aquaculture, fisheries management and conservation. Chapters have been written by well-known and respected scientists and the whole has been drawn together by Professors Cooke and Philipp, themselves extremely well respected in the area of fisheries management and conservation. Centrarchid Fishes is an essential purchase for all fish biologists, ecologists, fisheries managers and fish farm personnel who work with centrarchid species across the globe.
Lefty Kreh is generally acknowledged around the world as being the wisest and most widely read fly-fishing instructor. Over the past fifty years he has written nearly two dozen books, accounting for hundreds of thousands of copies in print, in order to address the many aspects of this exciting sport. Now for the first time, all of Lefty's many tips and techniques are available in a single, powerful volume: Lefty Kreh's Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing. Culled from a lifetime of fishing and teaching in almost every conceivable place a fish can be caught, fly fishers will learn the master's thousands of subtle tricks and invaluable insights, such as: selection of rod, line, and leader for fresh- and salt water; basic casting, casting in salt water, solving casting problems, and advanced casting; approaching fish and presenting flies; techniques for trout, salmon, bass, panfish, stripers, bluefish, sharks, tarpon, bonefish, and more; fly design and selection; fishing in rivers and lakes, inshore and offshore, in mangrove backwaters, and on the open sea. No single work contains more of Lefty's experience and knowledge. It is a boon to beginners, a reference for experts, and the ultimate work for Lefty enthusiasts and collectors.
STRIPERS ON THE FLY is the most complete book ever written on fly fishing for striped bass. Its comprehensive advice will help those who already fly fish for stripers, as well as the freshwater fly rodder and saltwater spin angler who want to start fly fishing for this great gamefish that has made such a dramatic comeback in recent years. There is invaluable instruction for the beginning striped-bass fisherman, but also very advanced -- and little known -- information for the expert. Tabory covers: -- basic techniques for the striped-bass fly fisher -- rod, reel, and line needs for all locations -- special equipment -- how to read different water types -- and how to fish them -- what fly lines work best in different situations -- the best flies for various times of the year -- and special circumstances -- the right retrieves for different waters and fly types -- how to hook, fight, land, and handle fish -- how tides, weather, and time of year affect fishing -- special casting tips -- night-fishing techniques -- beach and boat safety -- and much more Tabory's priceless tips and observations -- culled from years of experience -- make STRIPERS ON THE FLY a must for anyone who wants to know more about this magnificent fish and how to catch it.
Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
Your one-stop guide for saltwater fishing in North America Whether you’re an experienced angler looking to improve your skills or a beginner just discovering the joys of saltwater fishing, this authoritative guide will help you bring in bigger and better fish every time you cast your line. Saltwater Fishing Made Easy is your all-in-one resource for fishing methods and techniques, tackle and bait, and, most important, the fish themselves. Before you go on your next fishing excursion, make sure this book is in your tackle box. Inside you will learn: Every method and technique of saltwater fishing: surf casting, fly fishing, jigging, trolling, chumming, and more What you need to know about more than 75 popular game fish found on the North American coasts, including feeding habits, preferred environments, and the best techniques for catching them Basic equipment, from rods and reels to bait and boats Step-by-step instructions for tying the 13 most useful fishing knots Proper techniques for cleaning, scaling, and filleting your catch Helpful advice in legal, ethical, and safety issues
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.
Don’t Let the Big One Get Away Ken Schultz’s Essentials of Fishing is the new authority on the sport you love, whether you’re an expert or a beginner. Organized by topic, this information-packed reference offers fast and easy access to all of the fishing facts, instructions, and tips you need to get more bites, land more big ones, and have a lot more fun every time you dip a line in the water. Whether you’re heading for a trout stream, the Gulf Stream, or points in between, you’ll find everything you need to know about the fish species you’ll be hunting, the fishing rods, tackle, and other gear you should pack, and the basic skills and advanced techniques that will boost your chances of success. You’ll discover the latest advances in conventional, spinning, and fly rods and reels, and you’ll learn the essentials of knot tying, hook sharpening, and more. Schultz helps you perfect your flycasting, surfcasting, flipping, and pitching skills, and he shows you how to figure out where the fish are in streams, lakes, bays, and even the ocean. You’ll also learn a variety of retrieval methods, find tips on playing and landing fish, and get advice on measuring, weighing, storing, and cleaning your catch. Whether you prefer wading in a rushing brook or fording pounding surf, casting from a jetty or trolling from a boat, chumming in freshwater or drifting in saltwater, you’ll find completely up-to-date information on species and tactics, special techniques, preferred rigs, lures, and bait, picking your spot, angling etiquette, and safety. You’ll learn how to approach schooling fish, angle in brush and timber, night fish, ice fish, and much more. More than 450 exquisite drawings illustrate everything from mending fly fishing line to fishing around buoys and tuning lures, while more than fifty full-color photos depict some of the most exciting and satisfying moments in fishing.
No matter where you live, you’ll find great fishing for some type of fish. It may be catfish or sunfish in a local farm pond, carp in a nearby river, or crappies and bass in the lake across town. The beginning of this book shows you where different fish types (called species) live. As you page through this chapter, check out the small colored maps to see which species live in your state. And look closely at the drawings of the fish so you can tell what you have landed. So what species do you think will be your favorite to catch? This book covers: · How do I make a fish bite? o Teaching kids proven methods of locating, catching, and handling a variety of species. · Is it a keeper? · What does my fish weigh?

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