Freshwater Fishing Tips and Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 0811727653
"It's a great little book, and something I'm glad I added to my fishing book collection." -- fishingnoob.comHundreds of tips and illustrations help the novice or advanced angler select bait and flies, identify and land fish, clean and cook the day's catch.
Casting into the Light
Tales of a Fishing Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1524747645
The champion surfcaster and Martha's Vineyard Times columnist traces her efforts to break barriers in a strictly male sport, describing its unspoken ethics while sharing insider strategies on surf-fishing techniques, lures, baits and locations.
Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing
Paperback ISBN: 0762792663
For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know. Before you hook yet another clump of weeds, take heart with Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing, a quick-reading, picture-driven guide to fishing for all ages. This reference guides you to becoming a capable and knowledgeable angler, beginning with the basics. It presents all the essentials of fishing, using various kinds of tackle, for a variety of freshwater species. Step-by-step full-color photo sequences and information-packed, clearly worded instructions are the hallmarks of this definitive resource. This book features need-to-know skills, including: * How to cast * Choosing bait * Lures, lines, and tackle * Identifying fish and learning their feeding habits * Choosing a boat * Cleaning and cooking fish * Essential knots
The Fly-Fisher's Companion
A Fundamental Guide to Tackle, Casting, Presentation, Aquatic Insects, and the Flies That Imitate Them
Hardcover ISBN: 1629144088
This book grew from the author's desire to consolidate the many teachings that he uses in his popular fly-fishing classes. It is a textbook that includes concise and selective commentary on tackle, casting, tactics, flies and fly tying, and other related topics. The word "companion" derives from one with whom we share our bread.” After more than fifty years of fly fishing, the author would like to sit at the streamside and share these observations with readers. Here is the knowledge and understanding that he wished he had when he began fly fishing. While the handmade steel hooks, horsehair lines, and carefully crafted wooden loop-rods have long given way to nylon and fluorocarbon leaders, multipiece graphite rods, and synthetic lines, the fundamentals of the craft have remained basically the same. In The Fly-Fisher’s Companion, the author carefully goes through all the basics, all within the context of modern fly-fishing situations. This companion may serve as a foundation or a supplement for fly-fishing instruction. It may also be a reminder or reference for the more experienced angler. As a retired educator, the author recognizes that instructors present material in different ways. Instructors may wish to select only those topics that fit their syllabus while omitting others. Over the years, these instructions and commentary have produced a host of competent fly fishers. We all learn by image, word, and action. Since the sepia days of Walton and Cotton, fly fishing has been an enthralling sport. And, as this companion hopefully makes clear, there is more to fishing than fish. There is an infinite amount of pleasure in learning a skill and doing it well. 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.
Fly Fishing in Rivers and Streams
The Techniques and Tactics of Streamcraft
Paperback ISBN: 0071494332
Learn to fly fish from an expert and bring in the big catch As a newcomer to fly-fishing, you might frighten and lose fish simply because you haven't learned streamcraft, the art of stalking fish in moving water. Fly Fishing in Rivers and Streams teaches you how to master this art. The author explains how to angle successfully in every situation and in any stream, from brook to river.
A Speck in the Sea
A Story of Survival and Rescue
Paperback ISBN: 1602863385
New in Paperback: The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir ("Terrific."-Daniel James Brown) recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge. "A Speck in the Sea is a terrific read-harrowing and inspiring at the same time. In the end it's a moving testament both to our individual will to survive and to our collective will to come to the aid of others in distress. I couldn't put it down." -Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success. A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.
Fish of the Midwest
Paperback ISBN: 1591935830
Whether you're fishing on shore, off a dock or in a boat, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Dave Bosanko's best-selling field guides and featuring 81 of the most common sport fish in the Midwest, the booklet is organized by fish groupings for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by appearance, and view just a few species at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the waterproof and tear-resistant pages help to make the book safe to take anywhere you reel 'em in!