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 Complete Idiot's Guide to Fishing Basics
Paperback ISBN: 0028638840
You're no idiot, of course. You know that the joy of fishing comes with skill, patience, and the right equipment. You can get yourself to the water and relax, but when it comes to baiting your hook and casting your cares away, you feel like a minnow swimming with the sharks! Don't throw back your angling ambitions just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Fishing Basics, Second Edition gives you the essentials for a successful fishing expedition—whether you're heading for the local creek or the high seas. In this Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: --An emergency fishing guide to help get you started immediately. --The lowdown on tackle—hooks, lines, sinkers, and more. --All the right moves to feel, hook, play, and land your catch. --The bottom line on what you'll need (and need to do) if you want to flyfish, saltwater fish, or fish in still waters.
A Century of Photographs
Hardcover ISBN: 161689654x
Although people have fished for food since the dawn of time, fishing today is one of the most popular pastimes in the world—an estimated 220 million people worldwide are recreational anglers, according to the World Bank. While many enjoy the Zen of waiting patiently for a strike in the great outdoors, for others, at least judging from this quirky collection of fishermen and women fishing is clearly a time of great fun, even hilarity. In this follow-up to her delightful People Knitting, photo archivist and collector Barbara Levine, along with Paige Ramey, netted these curious, humorous, and sometimes outrageous photos of Edwardian dowagers, tiny babies, sunburned sportsmen, and bathing beauties preparing tackle boxes, casting their lures, and displaying the catch of the day. A tribute to this perennial outdoor pastime, this is the perfect gift for the fisher in your life.